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“My experience with the PPE Program
has been metamorphic, and I believe that the combination
of curricula, the speaker series, and the
chance to be an ambassador, make this program unrivaled.”
—Tessa Dean, PPE Undergraduate Student Ambassador

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PPE Reading Group: Spring 2020

This semester, the PPE Reading Group will discuss Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book, Good Economics for Hard Times (2019). Together with Michael Kremer, Banerjee and Duflo won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019 for their work on global poverty alleviation. On April 1, 2020, Professor Duflo will deliver the 2020 PPE Distinguished Public…

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PPE Events: Spring 2020

This semester, the PPE Program will organize a biweekly reading group and a daylong discussion colloquium, as well as host two guest speakers. Erik Kimbrough (Chapman University) will speak about how norms shape ideology and Esther Duflo (MIT) will deliver the 2020 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture. In 2019, Professor Duflo jointly won the Nobel Prize…

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Upcoming Events

Feb
5
Wed
4:00 pm PPE Speaker Series: Erik Kimbrough @ Brush Mountain A/B (Squires Student Center)
PPE Speaker Series: Erik Kimbrough @ Brush Mountain A/B (Squires Student Center)
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Erik Kimbrough (Chapman University) will give a talk on the topic “How Norms Shape Ideology.” All faculty and students are invited to attend. Price: Free Sponsor: Administration Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs Contact: Michael Moehler E-Mail:: moehler@vt.edu for...
Feb
6
Thu
4:00 pm PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The PPE Reading Group meets every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book, “Good Economics for Hard Times” (2019). Together with Michael Kremer, Banerjee and Duflo won...
Feb
20
Thu
4:00 pm PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The PPE Reading Group meets every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book, “Good Economics for Hard Times” (2019). Together with Michael Kremer, Banerjee and Duflo won...

Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Virginia Tech