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 Spring 2023

Seminars run from 16:00 to 18:00.

DateLocationPart 1 Part 2
6-2-2023Mandeville T3-06Presenter: Nestor Lovera Nieto (Reims)Presenter: Sam Rijken (EUR)
  Topic: Measurement of Freedom of Choice: A Critical Appreciation of the Preference-based Approach of Amartya SenTopic: On the Definition of 'Imagination'
20-3-2023Mandeville T3-06Presenter: Tim MulderPresenter: Matteo Giordano
  Topic: How to Make ESG Investing WorkTopic: Starting Off the Debate on Intellectual Property Rights: Game Theory and Its Virtuous Debatability 
3-4-2023Mandeville T3-06Presenter: Ella NeedlerPresenter: Anton Gost
  Topic: Causal Methods in the History of Economic ThoughtTopic: TBA
1-5-2023Mandeville T3-06Presenter: Gergana Boncheva Presenter: Luc Lichtensteiner 
  Topic: Doing Justice to Unskilled Essential Work Topic: TBA
8-5-2023Mandeville T3-06Presenter: Moritz HörlPresenter: Andrés Cano Rodriguez
  Topic: The Potential of Machine Learning in Econometrics Topic: Disabilities, Dignity, and Human Rights 
22-5-2023TBAPresenter: Giacomo SacchettiPresenter: TBA 
  Topic: Risk Aversion in Dynamic Settings -
5-6-2023TBAPresenter: TBA Presenter: TBA 

Previous Seminars

Schedule and information

Ph.D Seminar spring 2020Download
Ph.D Seminar Fall 2019Download
Ph.D. Seminar autumn 2018Download
Ph.D. Seminar spring 2018Download
Ph.D. Seminar autumn 2017Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2017Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2016Download
Ph.D. Seminars autumn 2015Download
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Ph.D. Seminars autumn 2014Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2014Download
Ph.D. Seminars autumn 2013Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2013Download
Ph.D. Seminars autumn 2012Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2012Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2011Download
Ph.D. Seminars autumn 2010Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2010Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2009Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2007Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2006Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2004-2005Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2002-2003Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2001-2002Download


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