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Instructor: Chris Melenovsky. This course meets MW 4:40 – 5:55 p.m. in CW 105.

This interdisciplinary course provides an overview of some core conceptual tools used to analyze issues at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE).  It also serves as the Gateway course for the PPE certificate program at Duke and the PPE minor at UNC.  Topics covered will include the moral status of markets, distributive justice, liberty and paternalism, and the use of economic models to understand the behavior of voters and policymakers.


All seats reserved for declared PPE minors.  To officially declare the PPE minor, contact your academic advisor for assistance.  This course is co-convened, and will meet half of the semester on UNC’s campus, and half of the semester on Duke’s campus.