Economics Professor to Speak at Philosophy Colloquium Series

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to welcome Dr. Yongsheng Xu (Economics, Georgia State University) as the next speaker in the Department’s 2010-2011 Colloquium Series. Dr. Xu will give a paper entitled “The variety of ethical concerns in welfare economics: a conceptual framework,” on Friday, November 5, at 3:30 pm in the 11th floor conference room, 34 Peachtree St.  A reception will follow in the department.

Dr. Xu’s research and teaching interests include microeconomic theory, particularly individual and collective choice theory, welfare economics, and information and organization. His current work focuses on the measurement of deprivation and the standard of living, individual choice behavior, and tax and fiscal competition. He has published numerous articles in such journals as Economic Theory, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Theory and Decision, and Social Choice and Welfare.

Who: Dr. Yongsheng Xu, Economics, GSU
What: Colloquium Series talk: “The variety of ethical concerns in welfare economics: a conceptual framework”
When: Friday, November 5, 2010, 3:30 pm
Where: Philosophy Department, Georgia State University, 34 Peachtree St., 11th floor, conference room

Interested in learning more about welfare economics? The following books are just a few of the resources available in the University Library:

Fleurbaey, Marc. Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Iversen., Torben. Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Just,Richard E., Darrell L. Hueth and Andrew Schmitz (eds). Applied Welfare Economics. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2008.

Söderström, Lars. The Economics of Social Protection. Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2008.

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