Philosophy & Ethics
This research project shows what economists can learn from political philosophers in thinking about economic inequality while also investigating the philosophical significance of recent empirical work on inequality, within economics and elsewhere.
Aug 14, 2014
Can we learn something from philosophy students?
Sep 27, 2013
The current economic and financial crisis has given rise to a vigorous debate about the state of economics, and the training which graduate and undergraduates economics students are receiving. Importantly, among those arguing most strongly for a change in the way that young economists are trained are the ultimate employers of these students, in both the private and the public sector. Employers are increasingly complaining that young economists don’t understand how the financial system actually works, and are ill-prepared to think about appropriate policies at a time of crisis.
Oct 11, 2013
“You are now leaving the world as you know it.”
Sep 21, 2013
Friedrich von Hayek described the economist’s task as demonstrating how little we really know about what we imagine we can design
Sep 14, 2013
What happens when professionals lose touch with the people they’re supposed to serve?
Aug 20, 2013
what is economically correct must always be balanced with what is morally right.
Jul 9, 2013
Economic theories are powerful things, to be used and misused. Those who write economic theory and do economic policy need to be aware of the consequences of what they are doing.
Jul 22, 2013
Changing the incentives for how economists determine both the content of the subject and their approach to scientific research could increase the range of thinking in the profession
Jun 10, 2013
“Four men sat at a table. Raised sixty floors above the city, they did not speak loudly as one speaks from a height in the freedom of air and space; they kept their voices low, as befitted a cellar.”
May 12, 2013
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, many of our policy makers and top economists are still stumbling in the dark.
Apr 2, 2013
What is the purpose of economics?
Mar 26, 2013
What happens when there’s no leader in the global economy?
Sep 24, 2012
Can economics be morally centered? And perhaps more importantly, should it be?
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.