Ph.D. Seminars

General information

Research Masters students will familiarize themselves with the kind of research they would be expected to carry out as Ph.D. students and the process of presenting research papers and providing comments in the formal context of a research seminar.

Research master students are obliged to attend the bi-weekly Ph.D. seminars of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) in which other, more advanced second-year research master students and Ph.D. students present their work.

Occasionally they are also required to prepare formal critical comments on presentations. Students are also obliged to attend the bi-weekly EIPE research seminars.

EIPE Ph.D. Student Seminars 2021 Spring

25.1.2021 – Room TBA- 16:00-18:00

Marina Uzunova & Akshath Jitendranath (VU): “Rationality, Deliberation, and Hard Choices”

Thijs Heijmeskamp (EUR): Title tba

08.03.2021 – Room TBA – 16:00-18:00

Ahmed AIJuhany: “The Explanatory Value of Cultural Kin Selection Theory for the Science of Cooperation”


22.3.2021 – Room TBA – 16:00-18:00

Sashank Kapilavai: “Freedom, Money and the State”

Erica Yu: “Measuring the representativeness of deliberative bodies”

19.04.2021 – Room TBA – 16:00-18:00

Ruth Hinz: “Applying the concept of proportionality in political representation and social choice theory to Broomean fairness - Can such an account of fairness be used to evaluate the fairness of social choice rules?”

Matteo Boccacci: “Freedom as a Positional Good”

03.05.2021 – Room TBA – 16:00-18:00

Maximilian Gasser: "Indirect responsibility for implicit bias. The limits of control and implications for behavioural policy interventions"

Quint van de Wijngaard: “The Healthcare Priority-Setting Principle Proportional Shortfall: Accept, Reject, or Improve?”

17.05.2021 – Room TBA – 16:00-18:00

Ina Jäntgen: “How to best respond to purported non-causal explanations in science: The case of thin rational choice theory"

Marie Salopiata: “Moving beyond mean treatment effects – RCTs and distributional questions”

31.05.2021 – Room TBA – 16:00-18:00

Mans Abrahamson: Title tba


Previous Seminars

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    If you have questions, comments or suggestions about the seminars, please send an e-mail to: Marie Salopiata, e-mail:

    About EIPE

    It is critically important that work in political philosophy be informed by work in the empirical social sciences, including economics. At the same time, work in economics inevitably raises a number of important philosophical questions, including questions of ethics. There are few places where such interdisciplinary research takes place and fewer still which train students to draw out the connections between philosophy and economics. EIPE is a welcome outlier, a place where inter-disciplinary conversations and research thrives. It was a pleasure to present my work to such a stimulating group of scholars.
    Debra Satz
    Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University

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