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PPE Graduate Summer Workshop: July 25-29, 2022

PPE Graduate Summer Workshop

 Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, 2022

Application for the 2022 PPE Graduate Summer Workshop is open. Deadline April 1, 2022.

Check-in on Sunday, July 24, after 3:00 pm, and check-out will be in Friday, July 29, after noon.
Applicants should be graduate students (MA or Ph.D) or incoming graduate students.

Learn more HERE.


This weeklong 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

This workshop pairs instruction on the basics of PPE methods with discussions of cutting-edge PPE research that uses those methods. The size of this workshop facilitates 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. In addition to the instructional and research sessions, participants will also work on developing a PPE research project that they will present to the group at the end of the week.

“This week helped me in becoming more methodologically self-conscious — I have a much better grip on the methods of more traditional analytic political philosophy and the interdisciplinary methods of PPE.”
–Participant of the 2021 Workshop

Organizers :

John Thrasher, Philosophy, Chapman University

Ryan Muldoon, Philosophy, University at Buffalo


Faculty from 2021 PPE Summer Program:

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 (

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