Normative Ethics and Welfare Economics

October 24–25, 2014

(All day)

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Steven Durlauf, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ben Laurence, University of Chicago
Sankar Muthu, University of Chicago
Eric Posner, Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Arthur and Esther Kane Research Chair, University of Chicago Law School
Itai Sher, University of California, San Diego
Glen Weyl, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England

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Normative ethics and welfare economics are complementary: Philosophers can contribute to an understanding of the ethical foundations of economic policy evaluations and economists can employ data and models to help trace out the policy implications of ethical doctrines. This conference brought together these two communities by pairing papers by economists and philosophers on five themes: global justice, virtue ethics, freedom, meritocratic taxation, and equality of opportunity.

October 24, 2014 (All day) October 25, 2014 (All day)