HummingbirdThe 2nd IRNEP PhD conference will take place at the University of York on the 3rd and 4th of October, 2016. The aim of the conference is to merge the disciplines of Economics and Philosophy, in order to provoke alternate points of view and interesting discussions. Attendees, who are PhD researchers from throughout the UK, will present their research to those attending. One philosopher and one economist will present on a related topic, then there will be an open discussion of both papers. This will provide an opportunity for constructive criticism from other PhD students, from another discipline as well as your own.

An hour will be devoted to each topic, two, or three, 15-20 minutes presentations with a 20-30 minute discussion, giving ample time for debate surrounding the topic area. The presentations should be accessible to not only those in either discipline, but also to those who are not. As a result a prize will be given to the philosopher whose presentation was most accessible to the economists and a prize for the economist whose presentation was most accessible to the philosophers.

A poster session will also be ran in addition to the presentations; to enable a larger number of researchers to be able to disseminate their work to a wider audience, on a more personal level.

There will be four distinguished guest speakers who will also present. Professor Bertil Tungodden, Professor Catriona McKinnon, Professor Mozaffar Qizilbash and Mr John Bone.

A link to our 1st IRNEP PhD Conference, at the University of Reading 2015, can be found here; for those interested in the general set up we are following a similar pattern but are increasing the numbers of participants.

We would also like to show our gratitude to those who were kind enough to provide funds to enable this conference to take place. Firstly, to the Department of Economics and the Reading Ethics and  Political Philosophy (REAPP), at the University of Reading. Secondly, to: the Department of Philosophy; the Department of Politics, Economics and Philosophy; and the Department of Economics and Related Studies, at the University of York. Finally, to YuFund and all the staff, alumni and friends of York who provide the opportunity for such funding.