Normative Ethics and Welfare Economics

October 21-22, 2016

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2016 Normative Ethics and Welfare Economics Conference

October 21-22, Harvard Business School
Organizers: Itai Sher and Matt Weinzierl


Oct 21

8:45-9:00

Opening Remarks

Itai Sher, University of California San Diego
Matt Weinzierl, Harvard University

9:00-10:30

Session 1: Population Ethics

Session summary

Presenters:
Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge
Johann Frick, Princeton University

Discussant: Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research and Yale University

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Birth and Death
Socially Embedded Preferences, Environmental Externalities, and Reproductive Rights

Conditional Reasons and the Procreation Asymmetry

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10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Session 2: Reasons and Preferences

Session summary

Presenters:
Justin Snedegar, University of St. Andrews
Itai Sher, University of California San Diego

Discussant: Caspar Hare, MIT

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Overlapping Reasons

Comparative Value and the Weight of Reasons

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12:30-2:00

Lunch

2:00-3:30

Session 3: Public Reason

Session summary

Presenters:
Matt Weinzierl, Harvard University
Sean Ingham, University of Georgia

Discussant: Lucas Stanczyk, Harvard University

VIEW RESEARCH:
A Dilemma for Theories of Public Reason
A Welfarist Role for Nonwelfarist Rules: An Example with Envy

VIDEO PART 1

VIDEO PART 2

3:30-4:00

Break

4:00-5:30

Session 4: Boundaries of Markets

Session summary

Presenters:
Michael Sandel, Harvard University
Al Roth, Stanford University

Discussant: Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University

Oct 22
9:00-10:30

Session 5: Business Ethics


Presenters:
Rebecca Henderson, Harvard University
Karthik Ramanna, University of Oxford
Wayne Norman, Duke University

Discussant: Nien-hê Hsieh, Harvard University

VIEW RESEARCH:
Business Ethics, Democratic Theory, and the Regulatory State: Merriment & Diversion when Regulators and the Regulated Meet?

Business Ethics

Do managers have a role to play in sustaining the institutions of capitalism?

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10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Session 6: Behavioral Economics and Welfare Economics

Session summary

Presenters:
John Doris, Washington University in St. Louis
Julia Haas, Rhodes College
Dan Benjamin, University of Southern California

Discussant:Ben Lockwood, University of Pennsylvania

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Moral Psychonomics
Reconsidering Risk Aversion

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12:30-1:30 

Lunch

1:30 - 3:00

Session 7: Prioritarianism

Session summary

Presenters:
Matthew Adler, Duke University
Hilary Greaves, University of Oxford

Discussant: Jerry Green, Harvard University

VIEW RESEARCH:
Justice, Claims and Prioritarianism: Room for Desert?
Antiprioritarianism

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3:00-3:30 

Break

3:30-5:00 

Closing Panel

Session summary

Presenters:
Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University
Dan Hausman, University of Wisconsin Madison
Greg Mankiw, Harvard University
Tim Scanlon, Harvard University

Moderator: Nathan Hendren, Harvard University

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