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PPE 2011

Rooftop of Tilton Hall on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute

On Happiness


New Orleans InterContinental

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: PPE Conferences

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

More Information

The PPE conference is an annual event organized by the editors of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Papers presented at this conference are targeted for subsequent publication in the journal. Participants may access password protected drafts of papers below.

This year’s presenters are:

  • Marc Fleurbaey, Research Director, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), University Paris Descartes
  • Carol Graham, Senior Fellow and Charles Robinson Chair in Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution; College Park Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Daniel N. Haybron, Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Louis University
  • Bernard M.S. van Praag, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam


Conference Schedule
Marc Fleurbaey: "The Importance of What People Care About"
Carol Graham: "What Do We Mean By Happiness? Toward a Theory of Agency and Well-Being"
Daniel N. Haybron: "What Matters in Measures of Well-Being for Policy"
Bernard M.S. van Praag: "Can Happiness Economics Provide Tools for Normative Economics"

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.