Philosophy & Ethics
We Need to Talk About the Original Sin of Economics
Feb 15, 2023
How a bleak Christian theology influenced the development of the dismal science
YSI 2020 Plenary: New Economic Questions
Young Scholars Initiative Virtual Plenary
Nov 6–15, 2020
What are the 100 most pertinent economic questions facing our global societ?
Can Antitrust Law Rein in Facebook’s Data-Mining Profit Machine?
Apr 17, 2019
Facebook engaged in an elaborate bait and switch on user data: Privacy disappeared when competition did. Laws governing competition could change that.
Why Economics Needs a Moral Dimension
Dec 7, 2018
Rob Johnson and Michael Sandel discuss the limits of rational choice
The Limits of the “Rational Economic Man”
Nov 30, 2018
Greg Mankiw says there should be a market for kidneys, but not for paying drug addicts to get sterilized.
To Be a Good Citizen, You Need Not Be Rich
Nov 23, 2018
LSE Director Minouche Shafik says that for democracy to work, we must keep the market out of certain domains
Endogenous Preferences and the Consequences of Economic Incentives
Workshop by the YSI Behavior and Society Group
Oct 5–7, 2018
Young scholars in the fields of behavioral and experimental economics, philosophy, and related disciplines will be given the opportunity to present their work at a workshop in New York. Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute), Shaun Hargreaves Heap (King’s College London) and Mario Rizzo (New York University) will also present their work and give feedback to the young scholars.
YSI @ STOREP Conference 2018
Jun 28–30, 2018
YSI is hosting sessions at the 2018 STOREP conference.
Whatever happened to Economics?
Joint workshop of Rethinking Economics and the YSI Philosophy of Economics Working Group @ STOREP
Jun 27–30, 2018
From 28-30 June the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy will be gathering in Genova to ask the question “Whatever has happened to political economy?”. Before the start of the conference, Rethinking Economics and the YSI Philosophy of Economics Working Group will host a workshop to discuss a related question: “Whatever happened to economics?”. Professor Geoffrey Hodgson will participate in our discussion.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: YSI webinar series on 'What Money Can't Buy' with Michael Sandel
May 1, 2018
To mark the release of INET’s “What Money Can’t Buy” with professor Michael Sandel, the YSI Philosophy of Economics Working Group and and Finance, Law and Economics Working Group invite young scholars working on issues related to the core issues in Michael Sandel’s lectures to present their work in a series of webinars. Professor Sandel will join the webinars to answer questions about the topics raised in his book, the video lectures and to give comment on the presentations.
What Money Can't Buy LiveDiscussion
Apr 23, 2018
To celebrate the release of our new series “What Money Can’t Buy” join Harvard University Professor Michael Sandel and INET for a live conversation exploring the role of money and morals in today’s world.
Learning from MLK, the Inconvenient Hero
Apr 4, 2018
The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years later, and the relevance of his economic ideas today
Veiling among Muslim women is modeled as a commitment mechanism that limits temptation to deviate from religious norms of behavior.
World Economic RoundtableDiscussion
Explaining a Decade of Stagnation: Where Do We Go From Here?
Dec 14, 2017
The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.
YSI @ ALAHPE 2017
YSI workshop on history of economic thought ahead of the Conference of the Latin American Association for the History of Economic Thought (ALAHPE).
Nov 28, 2017
The History of Economic Thought and the Philosophy of Economics working groups are organising a Young Scholars Workshop on the methods and approaches to the history of economics that have consolidated during the last two decades.