My research is grounded on four fundamental premises: (1) the decentralization of knowledge in a complex society, such as ours, is important in the explanation of both economic and social phenomena; (2) human action should be understood in a contextual way — both the individual and social context is needed to to make sense of what people do and how they relate to one another;
(3) these phenomena are, wherever possible, best viewed as processes in time; and (4) economic and social policies usually have important unintended consequences.

My central interests are in the interfaces between philosophy and economics, law and economics, and ethics and economics. I believe that philosophy is a more important sister discipline to economics than mathematics. Accordingly, the methods applied in my work reflect this.

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You're Irrational and It's OK

Video | Feb 16, 2022

Should the government regulate personal behavior, or are the irrational choices of people actually reasonable?