The refugee crisis poses obvious practical and political challenges: what are the local communities at whose shores thousands of migrants arrive to do? Ethical questions however, pose themselves with the same urgency: Who has a duty to assist? And what does fairness require?
The summer school on “Economic Behaviours: Models, Measurements, and Policies” will take place in the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, June 30 – July 5, 2019. Conrad Heilmann will give a lecture on “Modelling and Measuring Fairness”.
The workshop “Making Hard Choices: Ethics and Economics of Health Care“, took place in March 2018. Conrad Heilmann gave a talk on “Fairness and Healthcare” (a pdf of the programme of the whole workshop can be found here).
We participated in a forum on reactions to Ingrid Robeyns’ theory of limitarianism, published in the Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte. We argue that if richness is limited, the resources that are obtained by those that are deemed to rich need to be divided fairly. S. Wintein & H.C.K. Heilmann (2017). Extreme Rijkdom Eerlijk Verdeeld. Algemeen Nederlands … Read more
In a blog post on Bij Nader Inzien, we argue that recent changes to the Dutch electoral system are unfair to smaller parties. S. Wintein & H.C.K. Heilmann (2017). Eerlijkheid voor kleine partijen. Blogpost on Bij Nader Inzien, August 2017.
The 2017 International Network for Economic Method Bi-annual Conference took place in San Sebastian in August 2017. Conrad Heilmann gave a talk on “Fair Games”.
Philosophical theories of fairness propose to divide a good that several individuals have a claim to in proportion to the strength of their respective claims. We suggest that currently, these theories face a dilemma when dealing with a good that is indivisible. On the one hand, theories of fairness that use weighted lotteries are either … Read more
The Formal Ethics conference 2017 took place at the University of York in June 2017. Stefan Wintein gave a presentation on “Dividing the Indivisible: Apportionment and Philosophical Theories of Fairness”.
The VU-EIPE workshop took place at Erasmus University Rotterdam in June 2017. Stefan Wintein and Conrad Heilmann gave a talk on “Fair Division and Beyond”.
We investigate the issue of aggregativity in fair division problems from the perspective of cooperative game theory and Broomean theories of fairness. Paseau and Saunders (Utilitas 27:460–469, 2015) proved that no non-trivial theory of fairness can be aggregative and conclude that theories of fairness are therefore problematic, or at least incomplete. We observe that there … Read more