Talks


I cannot help feeling, Phaedrus, that writing is unfortunately like painting; for the creations of the painter have the attitude of life, and yet if you ask them a question they preserve a solemn silence.” Socrates

2012

  • Modeling Experts — The Use of Expertise in the Social Sciences. BSPS annual conference. (Stirling) July 2012.

  • Resolving epistemic disagreement (or trying to…). European Epistemology Network Meeting. (Bologna) June 2012.

  • The Monetary Policy Committee: a case study for the novice/two-experts problem. GPSSA – Between Scientists & Citizens – Assessing Expertise In Policy Controversies. (Iowa State University) June 2012.

  • The Progress of Economic Sciences: The Case Study of the Monetary Policy Committee. The Progress of Science. (Tilburg) April 2012.

2011

  • Modeling Experts – The Use of Collective Expertise in Economics. The Collective Dimension of Science. (Nancy) December 2011.

  • The Impossibility of Resolving Disagreement with Bayesian or Linear Updating. ECAP 7 – European Congress of Analytical Philosophy. (Milan) September 2011

  • Modeling Experts – The Role of Experts in the Methodology of Economics. IX Conference of the International Network for Economic Methodology. (Helsinki) September 2011

  • Modeling Experts – The Role of Experts in the Methodology of Economics. 2011 Conference on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. (Copenhagen) August 2011

  • Modeling Expertise in Economics. 14th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. (Nancy) July 2011

  • The Future of Scientific Philosophy – Learning from “Scientific Economics”. Crossing Borders, 9th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy. (Vienna) June 2011

  • The Impossibility of Resolving Disagreement with Bayesian or Linear Updating. European Epistemology Network Meeting. (Lund) March 2011

  • Outline of a normative theory of consensus formation in economics. Research Colloquium – Institut für Philosophie – Universität Bayreuth. (Bayreuth) February 2011

2010

  • A Puzzle about Belief Updating. SILFS 2010 – International Congress of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science. (Bergamo) December 2010

  • Using Expert Judgment for the Formation of Economic Consensus. (Invited talk) International Workshop on Recent Contributions to the Philosophy of Social Sciences – UNED. (Madrid) December 2010

  • The Role of Experts in the Methodology of Economics. 1st Dutch-Flemish Graduate Conference on Philosophy of Science and Technology. (Ghent) November 2010

  • Some Lessons from Social Epistemology for the Methodology of Economics. Philsoc Seminar Series. Australian National University. (Canberra) September 2010

  • Expert Judgment as a Methodological Problem in Economics. Research Seminar Series – History and Philosophy of Science – University of Sydney. (Sydney) August 2010

  • Why the Conciliatory Position is an Inadequate View on Disagreement. Current projects seminar – Department of Philosophy – University of Sydney. (Sydney) August 2010

  • The Role of Experts in the Methodology of Economics. 2010 AAHPSSS Conference (Sydney) July 2010

  • A Puzzle about Belief Updating. 2010 AAP Convention (Sydney) July 2010. Abstract

  • Modeling in Economics: Some Epistemological Considerations, workshop “Modelling in the Social and Behavioural Sciences I” (Paris)  May, 2010

  • Experts and the Methodology of Economics. Vijfde Vlaams-Nederlands Congres voor Algemene en Speciale Wetenschapsfilosofie – Philosophy of Science in a Forest (Leusden – NL) May, 2010

  • A Puzzle about Belief Updating. TiLPS EPS research seminar (Tilburg) April, 2010

  • The Role of Experts in the Epistemology of Economics. Symposium “The Economist as Expert” with Maria Jimenez-Buedo, Julian Reiss, and David Teira. ESHET 2010 (Amsterdam) March, 2010.

2009

  • The Role of Experts in the Epistemology of Economics. PPE and Philosophy Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania PPE Program (Philadelphia) December, 2009

  • Symposium: Formal Social Epistemology (organized together with Jason McKenzie Alexander, Igor Douven and Rainer Hegselmann). European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam) October 2009. Symposium Description

  • From Theory to Practice, The Benefits of Collective Deliberation in Economics. GAP7Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie – Section: Normative Ethics, Metaethics, Philosophy of Action and Decision-Making (Bremen) September 2009. Abstract

  • Network Structures and Decision-Making for Public Policy. Evidence Science and Public Policy (Sydney Center for the Foundations of Science – Sydney) March 2009

  • Judgement Aggregation in Networked Groups. Coalition Theory Network Workshop 2009 – Matching, Coalitions, Networks and Behavior (Maastricht) January 2009

  • Semantic Analysis of Judgement Aggregation Models. VAF 2009 (Vereniging voor Analytische Filosofie) (Tilburg University) January 2009

2008

  • Discussant of Pau Balart’s Equality of opportunity and welfare in a model of job allocation. Ph.D. seminar series, Department of Economics and Business Administration (Tilburg University) November 2008

  • Self-Judgment in the the Lehrer-Wagner Model. Bochum-Lausanne-Tilburg Graduate School: Philosophy of Language, Mind and Science. (Tilburg University) November 2008

  • Consensus, Deliberation and Bayesian Modeling. Formal Modeling in Social Epistemology (Tlburg University) October 2008

  • Judgement Aggregation in Networked Groups. Workshop on Simulations in Social Epistemology. (University of Leuven) October 2008

  • Self-Judgment in the Lehrer-Wagner Model. Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Analytical Philosophy, SIFA2008 (University of Bergamo) September 2008