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)

September 12th—Lawrence White (Economics, George Mason University)

September 19th—Markus Kreuzer (Political Science, Villanova University)

September 26th—Dagmar Schulze (Political Science, Georgetown University)

October 10th—Katharina Pistor (Law School, Columbia University)

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

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—Michelle Schwarze (Political Science, Jack Miller Center)

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)