The conference on “Doing Science in a Pluralistic Society” will bring together leading philosophers of science who work on values, including Heather Douglas, Wendy Parker, Hugh Lacey, Kevin Elliott, and many more. The “Values in Finance” project of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” will contribute a talk on “Sustainability in Finance” – joint … Read more
Stefan Wintein and I have published a small tribute (“Kleine Ode”) to Aristoteles on the Dutch philosophy blog Bij Nader Inzien.
Jan Tinbergen has contributed to economics and policy-making in many different ways. But what kind of a thinker was he? Are there unifying philosophical commitments to the different aspects of his work? This project, supported by ESPhil, EIPE, ESE, Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” and the Erasmus Trustfunds, will investigate these questions and showcase … Read more
Check out my review of Time Biases: A Theory of Rational Planning and Personal Persistence, by Meghan Sullivan. Oxford University Press, 2018 in Economics and Philosophy.
Francesco Guala interviewed several philosophers of economics: Anna Alexandrova, Erik Angner, Richard Bradley, Till Grüne-Yanoff, Jaakko Kuorikoski, David Teira, and myself. In my interview, I address questions such as: Is the distinction between normative and positive economics still useful? Can economic theory tell us how to behave? Why is economic measurement an interesting topic for … Read more
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher. The Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy. The initiative combines members of the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil), Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and Erasmus School of Law (ESL), and channels their expertise into ambitious multi-disciplinary research projects. We … Read more
I gave a talk about fairness and the refugee crisis organised by the Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management (CESAM) of the Rotterdam School of Management. Here is a report of the conference and here is a blogpost on the website of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” on some of the issues I … Read more
Many congratulations to James Grayot for successfully defending his PhD thesis on “Agency and Choice” at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy & Economics (EIPE) at the Erasmus School of Philosophy! He was interviewed about his PhD in Erasmus Magazine, and there is a summary of his PhD published in the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics. … Read more
I very much enjoyed reading Ivan Moscati’s excellent book Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics, Oxford University Press. Here is my book review essay in Oeconomia. Also check out the reviews by Jean-Sébastien Lenfant and Catherine Herfeld, and Ivan’s reply in the same issue.
Professor Debra Satz (Stanford) will receive an honorary doctorate from Erasmus University on recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative “Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity” and the Erasmus School of Philosophy. On November 9, 2018, we celebrate her work with a conference on Ethics and Economics with Ingrid Robeyns and Martin van Hees and the Erasmus Philosophy Lecture, … Read more