Philosophy, Politics and Economics

The interdisciplinary Philosophy, Politics and Economics program reflects the intersection and cross-fertilization of three historically connected and deeply intertwined intellectual disciplines: philosophy, politics and economics. The purpose of this program is to involve students in a direct and sustained study of the complex of moral and practical considerations, quandaries, and disputes that arise at the intersection of these disciplines. The program and the associated major study the many ways that politics, moral principles, and economics interact in the formation of policy choices and resulting outcomes. The impact of political and economic choices on the prosperity and well-being of citizens, particularly distributional consequences, remains critical in every society.