Philosophy & Ethics

    The concept of homo economicus, a being that simply maximizes utility under constraint, is rooted in a value system that may not, in fact, be universal. Our scholars are exploring the role of philosophy in understanding and forming the underlying assumptions of the neoclassical economic model.

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    Do Economists Have Social Responsibilities?

    Economics is not, nor can it be, value-free. Watch the video

    Learning from MLK, the Inconvenient Hero

    The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years later, and the relevance of his economic ideas today Read more