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Event: Workshop: Preferences and Welfare

Event date September 05, 2019 - September 06, 2019
Submission deadline August 15, 2019
Location Stockholm
Host(s) Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2019 Stockholm Region Workshop on Economics & Philosophy: Preferences and Welfare

The Annual Stockholm Region Workshop on Economics & Philosophy aims to stimulate interactions between philosophy, economics, and neighboring disciplines in the Stockholm region and beyond. This year’s workshop will take place at the Institute for Futures Studies in central Stockholm Thursday and Friday Sept. 5–6, 2019.

Confirmed speakers include:

Daniel Benjamin (Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California)
Anna Dreber (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)
Ori Heffetz (Dept. of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
David Plunkett (Dept. of Philosophy, Dartmouth College)
Itai Sher (Dept. of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

This year there’s a special theme:


Philosophers, economists, or others interested in presenting at the workshop should feel free to submit an abstract, no matter their geographical location. We particularly encourage submissions related to the special theme, but any topic in the intersection of economics and philosophy and/or neighboring disciplines is welcome, including but not limited to:

§ Methodological questions such as the justification of idealizing models, the design of experiments, or the legitimacy causal inferences

§ Normative questions such as the definition or measurement of welfare, well-being, equality, or their respective aggregations

§ Political questions such as paternalism, equality, liberty etc., to the extent that they are influenced by economics as a science

§ Foundational questions like the conceptualization of probability, utility, preference, rationality, cooperation, or altruism

Our main aim is to bring together diverse people with a common interest from the region and beyond; we therefore will keep presentations relatively short. If you are interested, please send a short abstract (max 400 words) to by August 15. A decision will be communicated shortly thereafter.

Participation in the event will be free. We do not anticipate having access to funding for travel and lodging.

The event is organized jointly by the Philosophy Departments at Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology and sponsored by the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm.

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