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 2016-2017 (semester 2)

Time: 17.00
Location: H5-32 (Tinbergen)

March 13th, James Grayot

Title: “From Selves to Systems- On the Refinement and Integration of Models of Rational Choice”

Commentators: Emanuele Di Francesco (Junior) & dr. Christopher Clarke (Senior)

March 27th, Vaios Koliofotis

Title:  “Sexual Selection and Culturally Transmitted Conspicuous Consumption”

Commentators: TBA

April 3rd, Mario Alberto Castellano

Title: “Are corporations to blame? A theoretical case for corporate moral responsibility”

Commentators: TBA

May 22nd, Akshath Jitendranath (VU Amsterdam)

Title: “What Is a Hard Choice? – Definition and Characterization”

Commentators: TBA

May 29th, Emanuele Di Francesco

Title: “On the multi-causality of poverty: implications for policy thinking”

Commentators: TBA

June 19th,Double Session*

Daphne Truijens

Title: “Attitudes Towards Decreased Organ Donations & the Role of Default Options”

Commentators: TBA


Zoé Evrard

Title: “The Architecture of Permanent Austerity”

Commentators: TBA


 *Please note that this session will be longer than usual. It will last around 1.5hrs and, in any case, no longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes

Previous Seminars

Schedule and information
PhD seminar Spring 2016 Download
Ph.D. seminars autumn 2015 Download
Ph.D. seminars spring 2015 Download
Ph.D. seminars autumn 2014 Download
Ph.D. seminars spring 2014 Download
Ph.D. seminars autumn 2013 Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2013 Download
Ph.D. Seminars autumn 2012 Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2012 Download
Ph.D. Seminars spring 2011 Download
Ph.D. Seminars autumn 2010 Download
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Ph.D. Seminars 2009 Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2007 Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2006 Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2004-2005 Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2002-2003 Download
Ph.D. Seminars 2001-2002 Download


If you have questions, comments or suggestions about the seminars, please send an e-mail to:
Emanuele Di Francesco, e-mail: e.b.difrancesco@remove-this.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