EIPE 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 2020 Spring

February 3– Polak 2.04
16:00-17:30
The Rational Puzzle of Adaptive Preferences – Annalisa Costella

Before Annalisa starts her presentation, Malvina will first give a brief presentation on her PHD project. Annalisa will adopt the special format. 

Chair: Nappinnai Dhamodharan
Commentator: Malvina Ongaro

February 10 - Theil C1-6        
16:00-17:30
In Defense of an Inner Rational Agent – Måns Abrahamson

Chair:
Senior Commentator:
Junior Commentator:

February 17– Polak 2-07        
16:00-17:30
Central Bank Independence: A Critical Analysis of the Arguments in Favour – Tim van Dijke

Chair:
Senior Commentator: Erwin Dekker
Junior Commentator:

March 9 – Polak 2-07                     
16:00-17:30
Non-Empirical Uncertainties in the Use of RCTs in Economics – Malvina Ongaro

Chair:
Senior Commentator:
Junior Commentator:

March 23 – Polak 2-07        
16:00-17:30
Meaningful Work and Workplace Democracy – Elisabetta Gobbo
Foundations for the Value of Community and Economic Interventions – Kristian Bakker

Please note: this is a double session, which might take a little longer.
Chair:

1 Senior Commentator:
1 Junior Commentator:

2 Senior Commentator:
2 Junior Commentator:


March 30 – Polak 2-07        
16:00-18:00
Alexandrova’s Contextual Well-being in Context – Aishwarya Suresh Iyer
Policy Innovation and Democratic Legitimacy – Erica Yu


Please note: this is a double session, which might take a little longer.
Chair:

1 Senior Commentator:
1 Junior Commentator:

2 Senior Commentator:
2 Junior Commentator:

 

April 20 – Polak 2-04        
16:00-18:00
Preferences to Measure the Value of Health – Jakob Schönhuber
Responsibility and Social Welfare – Toine van Mourik

 

Please note: this is a double session, which might take a little longer.
Chair:

1 Senior Commentator:
1 Junior Commentator:

2 Senior Commentator:
2 Junior Commentator:

May 4 – Polak 2-22        

16:00-17:30
Behavioral Welfare Economics and Rational Choice Theory: a critical analysis of Robert Sugden's work – Lior Nissim Grinman
Moral responsibility in the absence of Self-attribution – Nappinnai Dhamodharan


Please note: this is a double session, which might take a little longer.
Chair:

1 Senior Commentator:
1 Junior Commentator:

2 Senior Commentator:
2 Junior Commentator:

May 25 – Polak 1.07      
16:00-17:30
economics' empirical turn: can it help us design better institutions? – Rodrigo Bustamante
The Banquet: Social Norms and Game Theory at the dinner table – Pedro Pinilla Plaza


Please note: this is a double session, which might take a little longer.
Chair:

1 Senior Commentator:
1 Junior Commentator:

2 Senior Commentator:
2 Junior Commentator:

 

June 15 – Polak 2.04      
16:00-17:30
Individuation of Choice Options for Behavioral Policies – Daphne Truijens


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Previous Seminars

Schedule and information

 
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 2001-2002Download

Contact

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about the seminars, please send an e-mail to:Tim van Dijke, e-mail: 485506td@student.eur.nl.

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