Current Visitors

Nicholas Baigent

My PhD in Social Choice Theory was obtained from Essex University after studying economics at UCL. I have taught at universities in Austria, Denmark, UK and USA including Graz University, Aarhus University, Essex University, Cornell University and Tulane University. I was a founding member of the Central European Program for Economic Theory (CEPET). I taught many areas of economics, most recently Game Theory at the LSE. I retired from full time teaching in 2012. In the past, my research was mainly in Social Choice Theory, particularly topological social choice theory. Currently, I am working on: (1) Violence: Concept and Measurement; (2) Revealed Preference; and (3) Uncertainty Aversion under Complete Ignorance.
 
Dates of visit: September 2015 – September 2017

Email: n.baigent@lse.ac.uk

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Eric Brandstedt

Eric Brandstedt

PhD in Philosophy. Defended my dissertation, The Construction of a Sustainable Development in Times of Climate Change, in 2013. I have a broad field of interest within practical philosophy centred around "climate justice", including political philosophy, moral philosophy, and to some extent value theory and environmental philosophy. I have also done research and teaching on human rights. Since June 2015, I work on a postdoc project (funded by the Swedish Research Council) about how climate ethics can be made relevant to climate politics. .

Dates of visit: September 2015 – September 2017

Email: e.brandstedt@lse.ac.uk

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Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke

I am a practising psychotherapist, working in the NHS, providing evidence based psychoanalytic therapy; and training and supervising other clinicians in this new approach. In 2009 I was awarded a Fellowship by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for my contribution to developing evidence based practice; in 2012 I was awarded a CBE for my contribution to mental health as national adviser to successive recent governments in scaling up access to therapy on the NHS. Currently I am an advisor to NICE’s Centre for Guidance and a member of the expert group revising its Depression guideline. Since 2007 I have organised an annual conference devoted to scientific debates in evidence-based practice: Psychological Therapies in the NHS (see www.newsavoypartnership.org).

My research at LSE is part of a progressive inter-disciplinary project led by Nancy Cartwright looking at how evidence can be used to make better predictions for outcomes (Cartwright, 2013). Myself and Professor Cartwright, with Katherine Furman, are working on specific problems for policy makers looking to help people with depression back to work: how to intervene most usefully in a complex human social situation? Evaluation methodologies that privilege only RCT-derived interventions have tended to miss outcomes that matter to these clients and have also undervalued the proper place for complex, objective clinical judgment.

Dates of visit: 1 June 2016 – 31 May 2017

Email: administrator@practice.demon.co.uk

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Ulf Dahlsten

Ulf Dahlsten

Ulf Dahlsten has been affiliated with CPNSS since 2001. He has a PhD from Potsdam University on the subject World Market Governance, an MSc in Economics and an MSc in Physics. He is Senior Advisor to the Global Climate Forum in Berlin and to the think-tank Global Challenge in Stockholm.

Dates of visit: January 2016 – January 2018

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Colin Elliot

Colin Elliot

Colin Elliot studied mathematics at the University of Edinburgh and history and philosophy of science at the University of Utrecht. He is now a PhD candidate at the University of Tilburg, in the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) and is working in the philosophy of probability.

Dates of visit:  23 September – 9 December 2016

Email: c.elliot@uvt.nl

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Goreti Faria

Goreti Faria

I have an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Minho (Portugal), an MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the LSE, and I have just submitted my thesis for the PhD in Philosophy (also at the LSE). My PhD is on decision theory and, more specifically, on the role hope has on decision making.

Dates of visit: 3 October 2016 – 30 September 2017

Email: m.g.faria-da-costa@lse.ac.uk

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Roberto Fumagalli

Roberto Fumagalli

Dr. Roberto Fumagalli is Junior Professor at the University of Bayreuth and Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2011 with a thesis on the philosophical foundations of neuroeconomics. His main research interests are in philosophy of economics, philosophy of science, and moral philosophy. He has published articles in several journals, including Economics and Philosophy, Biology and Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Social Choice & Welfare, the Journal of Economic Methodology, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, and Studia Leibnitiana.

Email: r.fumagalli@lse.ac.uk

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krauss

Alexander Krauss

Alexander is a visiting research fellow at CPNSS. He also teaches at the University College London. His postdoc research focuses largely on questions of epistemology, the philosophy of science and the limitations of science. He has a Bachelor's in Philosophy , a Master's in Philosophy, as well as in Political Science, and a PhD in Development Economics.

Dates of visit: January 2015 – June 2018

Email: a.krauss@ucl.ac.uk

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Joe Mazor

Joe Mazor

Joe Mazor received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009.  He has since been a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton’s Center for Human Values and at Stanford’s Center for Ethics in Society.  He was an LSE Fellow and a temporary assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method.  During his time at the CPNSS, he hopes to work on projects related to natural resource property rights and the philosophy of welfare economics.

Dates of visit: 4 November – 30 April 2017

Email: j.m.mazor@lse.ac.uk

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Heinrich Nax

Heinrich Nax

A social choice student turned evolutionary game theorist turned experimentalist turned social choice theorist. Educated at LSE, Oxford, PSE, and JHU. Currently at ETH.

Dates of visit: December 2014 – December 2016

Email: Heinrich.nax@gess.ethz.ch

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Hamid Seyedsayamdost

Hamid Seyedsayamdost

Hamid holds a BA in Economics and a PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics. His PhD thesis examines the reproducibility of empirical findings in the natural and social sciences. Aside from work on reproducibility, he has an interest in moral and political philosophy, economics, as well as data science.

Dates of visit: 18 May - March 2017

Email: hs12@email.com

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Mike Stuart

Mike Stuart

Imagination plays many roles in science; from generating hypotheses, to planning tests, communicating results, and sparking revolutions. I want to understand what the different kinds of imagination-use in science are, how they succeed or mislead, and how scientists themselves learn and teach their students to use this feature of their discipline. Last year, as a Fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, I conducted an ethnographic study of imagination-use in a computational systems biology laboratory. The year before that, I finished my doctoral degree on the history and philosophy of scientific thought experiments at the University of Toronto (2015). This year and the next while at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the LSE, I will be working on the role of imagination in model-building and scientific representation, as well as finishing up my work as editor of The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments.

Dates of visit: 18 May - March 2017

Email: m.stuart@lse.ac.uk

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