We will present “Objective Fairness and its Two Dimensions” at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the International Network for Economic Method, held at Arizona State University, November 12-14, 2021.
Our chapter “Fairness and Fair Division” is forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics Abstract. Fairness is important concept in Western philosophy and in economics alike. We review the so-called fair division theories in philosophy and economics that explore fairness as a distinct value concept. Philosophers build on John Broome’s influential account of … Read more
‘Mathematical psychics’ was the name of the approach and the book by Edgeworth for a burgeoning scientific approach, also pioneered by Pareto, for that part of psychology on which economics rests. The nature of the subject of this approach raises the prospect that this approach can also be of interest to practitioners of other sciences … Read more
The important ‘no-envy’ fairness criterion has typically been attributed to Foley (1967) and sometimes to Tinbergen (1946, 1953). We reveal that Jan Tinbergen introduced ‘no-envy’ as a fairness criterion in his article “Mathematiese Psychologie” published in 1930 in the Dutch journal Mens en Maatschappij and translated as “Mathematical Psychology” in 2021 in the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and … Read more
Conrad Heilmann gave a talk on the ethical debate surrounding Artificial Intelligence at the Bachelor Honours Class of the Erasmus School of Economics on April, 2021.
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A short text on the very idea of fairness as proportional satisfaction of claims appeared (in Dutch) in the Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte: S. Wintein & C. Heilmann (2020). Eerlijkheid: het proportionele-claims idee. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 112 (4), 494-498.
In a blogpost on Bij Nader Inzien, we ask the question “what is fairness?”, give a very short introduction to Broome’s account of fairness as proportionality to claims but also mention some problems with the concept of claims. S. Wintein & H.C.K. Heilmann (2020). Ode: Fairness. Blogpost on Bij Nader Inzien, April 2020.
Conrad Heilmann will give a seminar on the topic: “How to be fair: what philosophers and economists can learn from each other” at Wageningen University & Research on Tuesday December 17, 2019.
Conrad Heilmann talked about the fairness of day-fines at the international conference “Taking Wealth Seriously: European Practice with Day Fines” at Erasmus University Rotterdam on June 26, 2019.