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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Irene Bucelli

Irene Bucelli

I hold a PhD in Philosophy, awarded by King's College London in 2014. My thesis examined problems in the philosophy of action, specifically debates about normativity, autonomy and moral responsibility. My current interests lay at intersection between philosophy and the social sciences, with a particular focus on Education policy. I am currently collaborating with the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (LSE).
 
Dates of Visit: October 2015 – August 2016

Email: I.Bucelli@lse.ac.uk

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Tian Yu Cao

Tian Yu Cao

Tian Yu Cao entered the PhD Progra me in HIstory and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge, in 1983; was elected to be a Title A Research Fellow  of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1985;received his Doctorate in 1987. After postdoctoral researches in Northwestern, Harvard and MIT, he started teaching philosophy of science in Boston University in 1994, and now he is a professor of philosophy there. His research intersts cdnterred around (i) philosophical understanding of some conceptual issues in theoretical physics, which are mainly related with symmetry breaking, renormalization, relationship between S-matrix theory and quantum field theory; (ii) structural realism that stems from the exploration of the dialectics between structural knowledge and hypothetical unobservable entities, and from the attempt of arguing against Thomas Kuhn's way of using history of science for an anti-realistic philosophical position. His publications include such papers as:

Conceptual Developments of 20th Century Field Theories (Cambridge University Press, February 1997; second print and paperback edition with minor revisions, May 1998;).

From Current Algebra to Quantum Chromodynamics - A Case for Structural Realism (Cambridge University Press, October, 2010; paperback edition, October, 2012).
 
Dates of Visit:  October 2015 – June 2016

Email: tycao@bu.edu

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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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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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Deborah G. Mayo

Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech University.

Dates of visit: May 2013 – May 2016

Email: mayod@vt.edu

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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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Torsten Nies

Torsten Nies

I am reading for an M.A. in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth, where I expect to graduate in December 2016. My most recent research collaboration was with economists from the University of Athens where I investigated the political legitimacy of EU institutions during the Greek financial crisis. The project was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and findings were presented to Yanis Varoufakis and other representatives of the Greek government. My current interests include social epistemology, belief revision, and network theory. I intend to continue research in one of these areas at the PhD level next year.

Dates of Visit: 3 May – 31 July 2016

Email: torsten.nies@gmx.de

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Thomas Seiler

Thomas Seiler

Thomas Seiler is a PhD student in economics at the Stockholm School of Economics and a Visiting Research Student in the Economics Department at the LSE. He received his M.A. in Economics from the University of St. Gallen in 2010. After graduating, he worked for Swiss Re in Zurich before starting his PhD studies in Stockholm in 2013. His primary research interest is in the differential effects of risk and ambiguity on corporate decision making.
 
Dates of Visit: September 2015 – July 2016

Email: t.u.seiler@lse.ac.uk

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Maria Serban

I hold a PhD in Philosophy, awarded by the University of East Anglia in 2014. My doctoral studies focused on debates concerning the ontology and epistemology of modeling in psychology and neuroscience. My postdoctoral project at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh (2014-2015) was centered on understanding the relationship between the mechanistic and emergentist approaches promoted in cognitive psychology and systems neuroscience. Arguing for a broadly pragmatist framework in which to think about the heuristic and explanatory strategies used in scientific practice, I have focused primarily on how mathematics is used to support the relative independence of systemic approaches to neurobiological processes and to motivate the emergentist framework. In my current work, I investigate the epistemology of large scale neural simulations. I am interested to clarify the epistemic roles that computer simulations of vast collections of neural models play in generating predictions, explanations, and in guiding in silico experiments that would further support specific functional neuroscientific hypotheses. I also wish to explore how the questions raised by simulation methodologies in neuroscience relate to those discussed in climate science. I have also broad interests in philosophical accounts of explanation and analogical reasoning in both mathematics and empirical science.

Dates of Visit: October 2015 – September 2016

Email: mariaserban.org@gmail.com

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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 - 22 September 2016

Email: hs12@email.com

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Shambavi Shankar

Shambhavi Shankar

I am currently an M.A. student on the University of Bayreuth’s Philosophy & Economics program, set to graduate in December 2016. My most recent research collaboration was with the economics department at the University of Athens where I investigated the economic and philosophical foundations of (re-)distributive justice within the European Union. The project was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and findings were presented to Yanis Varoufakis and other representatives of the Greek government. My academic interests include epistemic normativity and metaethics. I intend to continue research in one of these areas at the PhD level next year.

Dates of Visit: 3 May – 31 July 2016

Email: shambhavi.shankar@hotmail.com

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Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay

Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay

Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay is a PhD student at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). He holds a Master degree in Philosophy & Economics from Paris 1, a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Montréal and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the same university.  His main research interests are in the recent history and the philosophical foundations of modern theory of public finance. His visit to the CPNSS is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
 
Dates of Visit: September 2015 – May 2016

Email: m.desmarais-tremblay@lse.ac.uk

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