Abstract: Predictive algorithms are playing an increasingly prominent role in society, being used to predict recidivism, loan repayment, job performance, and so on. With this increasing influence has come an increasing concern with the ways in which they might be … Read more
Event Category: PPE Events
Abstract: Political theorists frequently compare hypothetical scenarios for the purpose of identifying reasons to prefer one kind of institution to alternatives. We develop some best practices for these types of comparisons. To start, we examine three types of "unfair" comparisons … Read more
Schedule: 10:00-10:30 Coffee & light snacks 10:30-11:30 Renée Jorgensen (University of Michigan, Philosophy) Comments: Erik Zhang (UNC Chapel Hill, Philosophy and PPE) 11:45-12:45 Jake Monaghan (University of Southern California) Comments: Doug McKay (UNC Chapel Hill, Public Policy & PPE) 12:45-2:00 Lunch Break 2:00-3:00 Lauren Lyons (Rutgers University) … Read more
Title and abstract forthcoming! Speaker Bio: Mikayla Kelley is a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago who works mainly in philosophy of action and formal epistemology. She also has interests in metaethics and social choice theory. … Read more
Title and abstract forthcoming! Speaker Bio: Tyler Cowen has a Ph.D in economics from Harvard University and is currently a professor of economics at George Mason University. He has edited the volume Public Goods and Market Failures, and has written Explorations … Read more
Title and abstract forthcoming! Speaker Bio: Yanilda María González is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her research focuses on policing, state violence, and citizenship in democracy, examining how race, class, and other forms of … Read more
An intensive one-day workshop for faculty and graduate students on papers in progress by our PPE Research Assistant Professors. Agenda and sign-up form will be available later in the Spring.!