Groningen/Wharton PPE Workshop

September 12, 2022 - September 13, 2022
University of Groningen

Tammeszaal, 4th Floor
University Library


University of Pennsylvania
University of Groningen

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General information

This is a workshop to discuss work in progress from the realm of PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). Papers will be circulated in advance and participants are expected to read them beforehand. Authors will give a short introduction, followed by a commentary and then a general discussion. The workshop is supported by the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Groningen. It has been organized by Brian Berkey ([email protected]), Julian Jonker ([email protected]), and Lisa Herzog ([email protected]), and will be held in person at the University of Groningen.


If you are interested in participating, please contact the local organizer, Lisa Herzog, at [email protected]. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis."


Monday, Sept. 12

9.30-10.00    Welcome and round of introductions

10.00-11.00   Sanjana Govindarajan and Boudewijn de Bruin (Groningen): Artificial Intelligence and Refugee Status Determination: The Role of Businesses in Mitigating Epistemic Injustice in Asylum Systems
Commentator: Santiago Mejia (Fordham)

11.00-11.30    Coffee break

11.30-12.30   Robert Hughes (Harvard Safra Center): The Ethical Duty to Refrain from Wage Exploitation
Commentator: Boudewijn de Bruin (Groningen)

12.30-13.30   Lunch break (catering)

13.30-14.30   Frank Hindriks (Groningen): How Do Social Structures Empower and Disempower?
Commentator: Julian Jonker (Wharton)

14.30-15.30   Brookes Brown (Clemson/Wharton): The Romantic Lie in the Brain: Collective Agency, Moral Responsibility, and the State Commentator: Frank Hindriks (Groningen)

15.30-16.00   Coffee break

16.00-17.00   Andreas Schmidt (Groningen): Long-term liberalism and the freedom
Commentator: Brian Berkey (Wharton)

17.30               Drinks (place t.b.c.)

19.00              Dinner (place t.b.c.)

Tuesday, Sept. 13

9.30-10.30    Samuel Mortimer (Wharton): What’s special about collective action?
Commentator: Lisa Herzog (Groningen)

10.30-10.45   Coffee break

10.45-11.45    Laetitia Mulder (Groningen): When do incentives become “perverse”?
Commentator: Vikram Bhargava (Wharton)

11.45-12.45    Rosemarie Monge (Wharton): The Wrong in Robinhood Markets, Inc.: Illustrating and Expanding upon the Everyday Business Ethics Approach
Commentator: Laetitia Mulder (Groningen)

13.00              Lunch (place t.b.c.)

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September 1, 2022, 5:00pm CET

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