2nd Meeting: Jean Tirole's Economics for the Common Good


We are going to discuss a recipient of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Jean Tirole's Economics for the Common Good (only Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2) in the second book club meeting. 

Date: April 11, 11:30-12:30 (You can bring your lunch)

Place: TBD

In the first meeting, Laurence Ales, Sridhar Tayur, John Hooker, Taya Cohen and me discussed why the homo economicus model is still used in economics whereas other social sciences reject the model. In particular, we discussed whether assumptions of the Revelation Principle are sound.    

Tepper Economics & Ethics Book Club

Economics and Ethics were once one subject. Adam Smith, for instance, wrote on ethics (e.g., The theory of moral sentiments) as well as economics (e.g., The wealth of nations). In Tepper Econ & Ethics Book Club, we strive to learn from each other's perspective.

Organizers: Tae Wan Kim & Laurence Ales

The first book is Economist Samuel Bowles's The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens.

Date and Time: Please email to Tae Wan (twkim at andrew.cmu.edu).