Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that originated at Oxford University almost a hundred years ago.

PPE aims to provide students with the intellectual tools necessary to understand the big ideas behind our most important social questions. Many of those questions - such as debates over health care, environmental regulation, and social welfare policy – are inherently interdisciplinary. At a minimum, they involve economic questions about the way in which markets work or fail to work in certain contexts; philosophical questions about the nature of fairness, liberty, and equality; and political questions about the feasibility of various forms of regulatory control. PPE helps students to think critically about those questions, and thus prepares them well for careers in a variety of fields such as law, public policy, journalism, academia, and government.

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