Philosophy & Ethics

    The concept of homo economicus, a being that simply maximizes utility under constraint, is rooted in a value system that may not, in fact, be universal. Our scholars are exploring the role of philosophy in understanding and forming the underlying assumptions of the neoclassical economic model.

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    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: YSI webinar series on 'What Money Can't Buy' with Michael Sandel

    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. Read more

    INET Research in a Year of Living Dangerously

    Notes from the Institute’s Director of Research on some significant papers and contributions produced in 2016 under the INET rubric  Read more