Upcoming Events

Dec
2
Thu
4:00 pm PPE Reading Group: Deaths of Des... @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
PPE Reading Group: Deaths of Des... @ Kellogg Center (820 University City Blvd)
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Ann Case and Angus Deaton’s award-winning book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (2020). The...
Feb
16
Wed
5:00 pm PPE Distinguished Public Lecture... @ Virtual
PPE Distinguished Public Lecture... @ Virtual
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Recent co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Esther Duflo, will deliver the 2022 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech. Esther Duflo is the...
Apr
2
Sat
10:00 am PPE Discussion Colloquium: Marke...
PPE Discussion Colloquium: Marke...
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
On April 2, 2022, the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will co-organize a daylong discussion colloquium for selected undergraduate students on the topic...
Apr
13
Wed
4:00 pm PPE Research Fellow Panel: Decis... @ Assembly Hall (Holtzman Alumni Center)
PPE Research Fellow Panel: Decis... @ Assembly Hall (Holtzman Alumni Center)
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
At this panel discussion, current PPE Research Fellows Daniel Hoek, Matthew Kovach, and Sudipta Sarangi will discuss their work in decision theory, behavioral economics, and...

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