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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    The YSI Philosophy of Economics Working Group is calling for abstracts

    When economists are perceived as a part of an untrustworthy elite and are publicly disregarded as “experts” people have “had enough of”, as was made explicit during the Brexit campaign, navigating the political environment and providing economic expertise and policy advice is an uphill battle. Read more