Tyler Cowen Lecture Video

October 11, 2017

For a link to the full lecture that took place on 9/18/17, as well as a synopsis of Dr. Cowen’s key points, please visit the event page here.

Sarah Huener joins the PPE Program

August 29, 2017

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Huener as the new (and first) Administrator for the Philosophy, Politics & Economics Program. A UNC alum who went on for an MFA at Boston University, she is a published author who comes to us … Continued

Fall Reading Groups – UPDATE

August 25, 2017

We are offering three reading groups this Fall on Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind, and Tommi Shelby’s Dark Ghettos. The groups will meet over dinner at Gourmet Kingdom in Carrboro.  The books will be provided and the … Continued

Bovens article named one of 10 Best in 2016

August 17, 2017

Luc Bovens‘s paper, “Selection Under Uncertainty: Affirmative Action at the Shortlisting Stage” (Mind), was honored by The Philosopher’s Annual as one of the ten best for 2016. Congratulations, Luc!

New PPE Senior Hire: Luc Bovens

June 15, 2017

The UNC Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Luc Bovens, who will be joining us on January 1, 2018.  Professor Bovens is currently at the London School of Economics, where he has been … Continued

Spring Reading Groups

January 10, 2017

We are offering three reading groups this Spring on Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson; Impact:  How Law Affects Behavior, by Lawrence Friedman; and on Distributive Justice: Rawls and … Continued

PPE looking to fill new senior position

January 10, 2017

The UNC PPE Program is pleased to announce a new senior position.  We are searching for an accomplished scholar with specialties in moral and political philosophy, who has research and teaching interests that fall at the intersection of philosophy, politics, … Continued