The Summer Schools aim to bring together graduate students with scholars from economics, philosophy and neighbouring disciplines in order to exchange ideas, build a community and help to further establish ‘economics and philosophy’ as an independent and diverse research field consisting of economic methodology, history of economic thought, rational choice theory, ethical aspects of economics, and the intersections of these areas. They are meant to complement other events in the area of ‘Economics and Philosophy’, such as the annual International Network for Economic Method (INEM) research conference in that it provides an outlet to attract beginning graduate students to the philosophy of economics and offers a much-needed opportunity for graduate training in this highly diverse field.
The Summer Schools focus on graduate student instruction. Invited scholars will give short courses on topics they specialise in and that fall within the confines of economics and philosophy broadly construed. The short courses will feature mixture of lecture-style and seminar-style formats, and additional panel discussions as well as training sessions will round off the programme.
15:30 Welcome and overview of the programme (Julian Reiss, Durham University)
15:45 Introduction: Philosophy of Economics -- What is it and why do we need it? (Julian Reiss, Durham University and Conrad Heilmann, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
17:00 Coffee Break
17:30 Panel and group discussion: What is on the agenda of philosophy of economics?
19:00 Drinks followed by Dinner
10:00 Natalie Gold (King’s College London): Modelling Agency: Persons and Groups Part I
11:15 Coffee Break
12:00 Natalie Gold (King’s College London): Modelling Agency: Persons and Groups Part II
14:00 Lunch Break
16:00 Till Grüne-Yanoff (Stockholm): Assisting Limited Beings - Categorising and Comparing Different Types of Behavioural Policies (Part I)
17:30 Coffee Break
18:00 Till Grüne-Yanoff (Stockholm): Assisting Limited Beings - Categorising and Comparing Different Types of Behavioural Policies (Part II)
19:30 Drinks followed by Dinner
10:00 Alan Kirman (GREQAM), Mini-workshop: 'Achilles Heel of Modern Macroeconomics' Part I
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Alan Kirman (GREQAM), Mini-workshop: 'Achilles Heel of Modern Macroeconomics' Part II
12:30 Coffee Break
13:00 Group work and group presentations: Philosophy of Economics
Venue: Palacio de Miramar, San Sebastian, Spain