An Intensive Seminar on Ethics in the Marketplace

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (University of Pennsylvania)

Peter Wicks (Elm Institute)

Held each summer, this one-week seminar addresses fundamental questions about the ethics of the marketplace and market society: Are there moral limits on what may be bought and sold? What is the relationship between a thing’s price and its value? Is voluntary exchange always just?

Taught by a moral philosopher and a professor of economics, the seminar features works by Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill, as well as a range of contemporary thinkers including Alasdair MacIntyre, Deirdre McCloskey, and Debra Satz.

Details of the 2018 Markets and Morals seminar will be posted in fall 2017.