About PPE

What we call political economy was the turf of philosophers such as Adam Smith during the Scottish Enlightenment.  Since then, because of increasing specialization, poitical economy came to be regarded as interdisciplinary, and largely fell through the cracks. Students are looking for work that transcends the comfort zones of traditional departments.

We at PPEnetwork.org applaud this development and expect newly emerging PPE programs to help us reconnect to big questions about the human condition that once animated the study of political economy by philosophers and social scientists.