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Workshop: Values in Science and Science Policy

Workshop: Values in Science and Science Policy

The workshop will focus on the role played by values — epistemic or otherwise — in scientific inquiry, and its implications for the manner in which science is used to inform policy and for the way in which science is funded and organized.

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PPE Information Session

PPE Information Session

Interested in going to grad school in any of the PPE disciplines? This information session will tell you how to get your ducks in a row before it's too late. The session will be led by Dr. Erik Angner (Philosophy, Economics) and Dr. Char Miller (Public and International Affairs) and is open to all Mason students.

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Inaugural PPE Lecture

Inaugural PPE Lecture

In this inaugural PPE lecture, world-famous happiness economist Dr. Justin Wolfers will speak about the relationship between income and happiness under the title "Growth in Subjective Well-Being and Income over Time."

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James M. Buchanan: Noted Economist and Nobel Laureate

James M. Buchanan: Noted Economist and Nobel Laureate

This January, George Mason University lost one of the most esteemed figures in its history. James M. Buchanan, LLD (Hon.) ’87, distinguished professor emeritus of economics and advisory general director of the Center for Study of Public Choice, died at age 93 after a brief illness.

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Angner Studies Impact of Illness on Happiness

Angner Studies Impact of Illness on Happiness

Erik Angner, associate professor of philosophy, economics, and public policy, is the lead author on a new study that looks at the degree to which disease is linked to measures of happiness. The study, published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, has some surprising results.

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An Interview with Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein

An Interview with Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein

The George Mason University Newsdesk caught up with Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, at the end of his first year at Mason to see how he felt he fared as a first-time teacher — and how his students measured up to his expectations.

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Cowen's New Book Brings Feedback to the Table

Cowen's New Book Brings Feedback to the Table

George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen put his two passions - economics and food - together in his recent book, "An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies." His work drew an abundance of media feedback, some of which is collected here.

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