» PPE Graduate Summer Workshop

 Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30, 2021

Application for the 2021 PPE Graduate Summer Workshop is open. Deadline is April 30, 2021.

Applicants should be graduate students (MA or Ph.D) or incoming graduate students.

This weeklong online summer workshop will combine the introduction of PPE methods with practical training and philosophical discussion. Topics include:

Rational Choice & Game Theory
Formal Political Theory: Spatial Theory & Coalitional Bargaining
Experimental Economic / Experimental Methods
Social Norms
Evolutionary Theory & Social Evolution
Agent-Based Modeling
We aim to keep the number of students relatively small (~25). This will make it easier for the lecturers and organizers to get to know each student and to address any specific questions they have along the way. One added benefit of this format is the substantial possibilities for networking among the participants. The overlapping interests they explore here and the friendships they form will likely lead to future research collaborations.

The workshop will be exclusively online given concerns around Covid-19. 


John Thrasher, Philosophy, Chapman University

Ryan Muldoon, Philosophy, University at Buffalo 


Vernon Smith, Economics, Chapman University

Cristina Bicchieri, Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Aaron Clauset, University of Colorado, Boulder

Hun Chung, Waseda University 

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Keith Hankins, Philosophy, Chapman University

Erik Kimbrough, Economics, Chapman University

Cailin O'Connor, University of California, Irvine

David Rojo-Arjona, Economics, Chapman University

David Wiens, University of California, San Diego

Bart Wilson, Economics, Chapman University



For more details about this program, please contact Professor John Thrasher (thrasheriv@chapman.edu).