EconRead is back!


The one-unit tutorial where we read interesting economics-related books and discuss them is back this year.

We plan to do it every term, so you could pick up half a course over the year, if you read along. The main reading for the fall is the just-published What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, by leading Harvard moralist Michael Sandel.

The book is very light reading, but it raises many important questions that we typically avoid in our economics curriculum. To prepare for discussing this book, we’ll read and discuss the first hundred pages of Allen Buchanan‘s Ethics, Efficiency, and the Market. We’ll meet six times over the term, starting in week 3. If you are interested in joining us, please show the times when you are available here. (If we end up meeting at 11:10 on Thursday, then we won’t meet on October 11th, when there is a convocation.)