Welcome to the home page for The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society, an international organization.   The PPE society’s mission is: to encourage the interaction and cross-fertilization of three intellectual disciplines that are, in their history, deeply intertwined and that now, and going forward, have much to offer one another.  To join the PPE Society, just go HERE.

  • The PPE Society has organized a session at the Eastern Division Meetings of the American Philosophical Association,  in Savannah, January 3-6, 2018. Professor Carmen Pavel, of King’s College, London will give a talk on “The Compatibility of Constitutional Democracy with International Law” and Professor Thomas Christiano, of the University of Arizona, will give a talk on “A Democratic Conception of Fair Exchange in Markets.” The session will be from 11:15 to 1:15 on Friday January 5, 2018.
  • The PPE Society is holding its SECOND stand-alone conference in New Orleans, March 15-17, 2018. Information is available HERE.


The PPE Society’s inaugural event was held at the Eastern Division Meetings of the American Philosophical Association,  in Washington D.C., January 6-9, 2016.  Professor Cristina Bicchieri, the S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, gave a talk on “Norms in the Wild” and Professor Jerry Gaus, the James E. Rogers Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, commented.  The session was on the evening of January 8, 2016, from 7-10 pm.

The PPE Society also hosted a session at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting in Washington DC (Nov. 19-21, 2016), organized by Erik Angner, with papers by Christopher W. Morris, University of Maryland; Marcus Arvan, University of Tampa; Hun Chung, University of Arizona; and Jonathan Anomaly, UNC–Chapel Hill and Duke University. The session was chaired by Neera Badhwar, George Mason University.

Then the  PPE Society organized two sessions for the 2017 American Philosophical Association Meetings held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, January 4-7, 2017: a PPE Research Session with a paper by Jason Brennan (Georgetown University) on “The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy” with comments by Derek Boyd (George Mason University) and a PPE Teaching Session with presentations by Jonathan Anomaly (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University), Peter Jaworski (Georgetown University), and David Lefkowitz (University of Richmond).

Since then …

The PPE Society recently hosted a session at the Public Choice Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans (March 2-4, 2017), which was organized by Cathleen Johnson.  Details are posted HERE.


The PPE Society held its first stand-alone conference in New Orleans on March 16-18, 2017.