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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 Distinguished Public Lecture: Esther Duflo

Recent co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Professor Esther Duflo, will deliver the 2020 PPE Distinguished Public Lecture at Virginia Tech. Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul…

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PPE Discussion Colloquium: Economics and a Free People

On February 29, 2020, the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will co-organize a daylong discussion colloquium for selected undergraduate students on the topic “Economics and a Free People.” Professor Christopher Freiman (William & Mary) will serve as discussion leader to facilitate an in-depth exploration of the questions and challenges raised by a set of…

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Upcoming Events

Feb
29
Sat
9:00 am PPE Discussion Colloquium @ TBD
PPE Discussion Colloquium @ TBD
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The PPE Program will host a daylong discussion colloquium for undergraduate students that will be led by Professor Christopher Freiman (William & Mary) Price: Free Sponsor: Administration Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs Contact: Michael Moehler E-Mail:: moehler@vt.edu for...
Mar
5
Thu
4:00 pm PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
Mar 5 @ 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...
Mar
19
Thu
4:00 pm PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
Mar 19 @ 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