Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

The Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (or PPE Workshop) was established in 1999 to encourage and explore the latest research by scholars from across the social sciences and humanities. For almost 20 years, the PPE Workshop has been a vehicle for scholars and graduate students to discuss and receive feedback on research.

The workshop is typically held on Thursdays from 2:00-3:30pm in the Ludwig von Mises Seminar Room (D100) in James Buchanan Hall on the Mason Fairfax campus.


Current Schedule

Fall 2019

August 29th—Book Panel: Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters (University of Chicago Press, 2019) by Daniel P. Aldrich

  •          Daniel P. Aldrich (Political Science , Northeastern University)

  •          Laura E. Grube (Economics, Beloit College)

  •        Arnold M. Howit (Political Science, Harvard University)

September 5th—David Levy (Economics, George Mason University) on “The Production of Capitalism by Means of Capitalism:The Documents of the Princeton Panel”

September 12th—Lawrence White (Economics, George Mason University) on “Hayek, Cassel, and the Origins of the Great Depression”

September 19th—Markus Kreuzer (Political Science, Villanova University) on “Varieties of Time in Comparative Historical Analysis”

September 26th—Dagmar Schulze (Political Science, Georgetown University) on “Power in Elinor Ostrom's work”

October 10th—Katharina Pistor (Law School, Columbia University) on The Code of Capital

October 17th—Ostrom Speaker Series: Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy by Viviana Zelizer (Sociology, Princeton University) More information here.

October 24th—Federica Carugati (Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University)

October 31st—Vincent Geloso (Economics, Bates College)

November 7th—Alex Voorhoeve (Philosophy, London School of Economics)  

November 14th—Robert Kravchuk (Public and Enviromental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington)

December 5th—Book Panel: Humanomics: Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations for the Twenty-first Century (Cambridge University Press, 2019) by Vernon L. Smith and Bart J. Wilson

  •          Vernon Smith (Economics, Chapman University)

  •          Bart J. Wilson (Economics, Chapman University)  

  •          Charlie Holt (Economics, University of Virginia)

  •          Ryan Hanley (Political Science, Boston College)