The PPE Program is genuinely interdisciplinary, and in particular advances research collaborations among the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Economics at Virginia Tech. The faculty of the PPE Program works across the whole field of PPE, including the history and methodology of ethical, political, and economic thought; philosophy of economics; formal methods such as rational choice theory and game theory; welfare economics; political economy; distributive justice; global justice; and foundational questions of public policy.
The PPE Program also maintains close collaborations with other disciplines on campus that work on problems that have social, ethical, economic, and political dimensions, in particular the fields of public and international affairs, business, engineering, geography, agricultural and applied economics, fish and wildlife conservation, and forest resources and environmental conservation.
For more information about the research of the PPE Program, please visit the PPE Research News page.
Ignoring Easterlin: Why Easterlin’s Correlation Findings Need Not Matter to Public Policy (forthcoming)
Sudipta Sarangi (et al.)
Network Formation when Agents Seek Confirmation of Information (forthcoming)
Cooperation and Subgame Perfect Equilibria in Global Pollution Problems with a Critical Threshold (2018)
Back to the Future: Lösch, Isard, and the Role of Money and Credit in the Space-Economy (2017)
The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making (2017)
Deep Ecology, the Holistic Critique of Enlightenment Dualism and the Irony of History (2016)