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 PhD Seminars 2023-24

All seminars run 15:00 to 17:00.

DateLocationPart 1 Part 2
20/9/23Theil C1-6

Giacomo Sacchetti

Assessing long-run arguments for risk averse agents

Roeland Nauta

The Explanation Paradox                                                

25/10/23Theil C1-6

Anna Mikhaylovskaya

Enhancing Inclusiveness with Digital Democratic Innovation

Gideon Frey

Sustainable Prosperity

13/12/23Theil C1-6

Benjamin Mullins

Consequentialism & Collective Action Problems

Nicolien Janssens

Ranking Rules within Social Choice Theory Literature

10/01/24Theil C2-1

Andrea Pogliano

Testing Meritocratic Fairness

Elisabetta Gobbo

Housing Allocation and Spatial Inequality

24/01/24Theil C2-6

Rutger Maaskant

Two Failures of Social Supervenience

Ermanno Petrocchi

Ethical Considerations about Using Artificial Intelligence in Geomatics

28/02/24Theil C2-6

Isabella Lundy Mogollón

The ‘Skeptical Avenue’ to Caring Institutions: An Initial Assessment



27/03/24Theil C2-6

Maria João Pimenta

G.L.S. Shackle’s Radical Vision of Choice

Marc Zwierink

In Defence of Environmental Market Socialism

03/04/24Theil C2-1

Martin Nørgaard Petersen

The Foundation for: “A New Fairness Measure for Queueing”

Federico Orsini

Sen's Interpersonal Comparisons outside the Bergsonian Tradition of Welfare Economics

01/05/24Theil C1-6

David Holroyd

Revising Cochrane's Defence of Animal Property

Giacomo Sbrozi

Jury Theorems, Epistemic Democracy, and Mass Voting

15/05/24Theil C2-1

Kurt Leonhardt

Preference as Choice Vs. Preference as Well-Being

Naomi van der Hek

A Rawlsian Argument for Free Higher Education

12/06/24Theil C1-6

Federica Rito


Anna Wiese


19/06/24Theil C1-6

Lena Voorbergen


Gabriele Diana



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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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