Philosophy & Ethics
The economics of religion is a relatively new field of research in economics. This survey serves two purposes – it is backward-looking in that it traces the historical and sociological origins of this field, and it is forward-looking in that it examines the insights and research themes that are offered by economists to investigate religion globally in the modern world.
Aug 14, 2014
Can we learn something from philosophy students?
Oct 11, 2013
“You are now leaving the world as you know it.”
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.
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
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.
Mar 26, 2013
What happens when there’s no leader in the global economy?
Apr 2, 2013
What is the purpose of economics?
The Economics of Post-Factual Democracy
Debating bubbles and the implication of the post-truth phenomena and expertise on modern democracies
Feb 9–10, 2017
Young Scholars from the YSI working groups on Innovation, Complexity Economics, Philosophy of Economics and Financial Stability will present their research at a one-day workshop following The Economics of Post-Factual Democracy conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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.
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 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
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.