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.
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.
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
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.
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
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”.
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