Normative Economics and Economic Policy

Upcoming Seminars

Date and Time




1:00-2:00pm EST
:00-8:00pm CEST

Shiri Alon Elon
(Bar-Ilan University)

Ehud Lehrer

1:00-2:00pm EST
7:00-8:00pm CEST

Chad Jones
Stanford University)

Pete Klenow, Mark Bils, Mohamad Adhami

1:00-2:00pm EST
7:00-8:00pm CEST

Remy Levin
(University of Connecticut)

Wesley Howden

1:00-2:00pm EST

6:00-7:00pm CEST

Marie-Louise Leroux
(University of Québec at Montréal)

Pierre Pestieau, Gregory Ponthiere

1:00-2:00pm EST
7:00-8:00pm CEST

Eduardo Dávila
(Yale University)

Andreas Schaab

1:00-2:00pm EST
7:00-8:00pm CEST

Nicolas Treich
Toulouse School of

Romain Espinosa

The animal welfare levy

Past Seminars


06/13/2022 - Ulysse Lojkine (University Paris Nanterre; Paris School of Economics) - A general power index

05/23/2022 - Fabian Sinn (IIES) - Social Inclusion: Definition and Measurement (with A. Nekoei)

05/09/2022 - Paolo Piacquadio (University of St. Gallen) - Fairness and Paretian Social Welfare Functions (with K. Berg)

04/25/2022 - Marcus Pivato (Cergy Paris Université) - Autonomy and Metapreferences

04/11/2022 - Johanna Thoma (LSE) - Pure Risk Paternalism in Welfare Economics: What it is, and whether and how to avoid it

03/28/2022 - Franz Dietrich (PSE and CNRS/CES) - Deliberation and the Wisdom of Crowds (with Kai Spiekermann, LSE)

03/14/2022 - Antony Millner (UC-Santa Barbara) - Non-dogmatic Climate Policy (with N. Jaakkola)

02/28/2022 - Job Boerma (UW Madison) - Reparations and Persistent Racial Wealth Gaps (with L. Karabarbounis)

02/14/2022 - Xiangyu Qu (CNRS) - Perfect Altruism Breeds Time Consistency

01/24/2022 - Juan D. Moreno-Ternero (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) - The measurement of the value of a language

01/10/2022 - Benoit Decerf (World Bank) - Fair and welfare-consistent global income poverty measures: theory and application


12/13/2021 - Loren Fryxell (Oxford) - A Theory of Experienced Utility and Utilitarianism

11/29/2021 - Francois Maniquet (UC Louvain) - Well-being measurement with reference consumption

11/08/2021 - Antoine Ferey (LMU) - Inattention and the Taxation Bias

10/25/2021 - Sergio Ocampo (Western Ontario) - Efficiency Gains from Wealth Taxation: A Theoretical Analysis

10/18/2021 - Maddalena Ferranna (Harvard) - Estimating the full health and socio-economic value of vaccination (with D. Bloom, JP Sevilla)

9/27/2021 - Marc Fleurbaey (PSE) - Efficiency and Equity in a Society-Economy Integrated Model

9/13/2021 - Pierre-Edouard Collignon (CREST, Ecole polytechnique) -

When is a life worth living? A dynastic efficiency criterion for fertility decisions

8/30/2021 - Erwin Ooghe (KUL) - Social welfare, excess burden, and unfair inequality

6/14/2021 - David Pearce (NYU) - Individual and Social Welfare: A Bayesian Perspective.

6/07/2021 - Maya Eden (Brandeis University) - Price-Independent Anonymity Implies the Ranking of Income Distributions.

5/17/2021 - Matthias Doepke (Northwestern University) - A Soul's View of the Optimal Population Problem (with David de la Croix).

5/3/2021 - Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard) - Social Positions and Fairness Views (with Claus Kreiner and Kristoffer Hvidberg)

4/19/2021 - Dean Spears (University of Texas at Austin) - Separable social evaluation under risk and variable population - with Stéphane Zuber

4/5/2021 - Pete Klenow - Race and Economic Well-Being in the United States

3/22/2021 - Kevin Kuruc - Optimal Animal Agriculture Under Climate and Population Externalities

3/8/2021 - Uzi Segal - All probabilities are equal, but some probabilities are more equal than others

2/22/2021 - Ben Lockwood - The Optimal Taxation of Lotteries

2/8/2021 - Itai Sher - Generalized Social Marginal Welfare Weights Imply Inconsistent Comparisons of Tax Policies

1/25/2021 - Mike Geruso and Dean Spears - How Likely Is It that Courts Will Select the US President?

1/11/2021 - Zhuzhu Zhou - Ranking Regret

The Normative Economics and Economic Policy Seminar Series results form the collaborative effort of Maya Eden (Brandeis University) and Paolo G. Piacquadio (University of Oslo). Follow us on Twitter: @WelfareEconomic.

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