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chance to be an ambassador, make this program unrivaled.”
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Postponed: PPE Distinguished Public Lecture with Esther Duflo

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed. 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…

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PPE Research: Book Symposium on Minimal Morality

The journal Analytic Philosophy featured a book symposium on Michael Moehler’s Minimal Morality: A Multilevel Social Contract Theory (Oxford University Press, 2018): D’Agostino, Fred, “Pluralism, Prudence, and Political Theory: Comments on Minimal Morality by Michael Moehler” Analytic Philosophy 61 (2020): 37-45 Thrasher, John, “On Minimal Morality,” Analytic Philosophy 61 (2020): 46-56 Morris, Christopher W., “Morality’s…

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Upcoming Events

Apr
1
Wed
5:00 pm Postponed: PPE Distinguished Pub... @ Moss Arts Center
Postponed: PPE Distinguished Pub... @ Moss Arts Center
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Esther Duflo, Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT and Co-Founder and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, will give a lecture on her new book “Good Economics For Hard...
Apr
2
Thu
4:00 pm Cancelled: PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
Cancelled: PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
Apr 2 @ 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...
Apr
16
Thu
4:00 pm Cancelled: PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
Cancelled: PPE Reading Group @ Major Williams Hall, Room 225
Apr 16 @ 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