Pirmdien, 26. septembrī, no plkst. 16.30 līdz 18.00 LU SZF Jesaja Berlina auditorijā (Lauvas ielā 4, Rīgā) notiks Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) docenta un Baltijas Starptautiskā ekonomikas politikas studiju centra pētnieka Dominika Grebera atklātā lekcija "The Political Relevance of Welfare Economics" angļu valodā. Lekcija notiks ievēlēšanai asociētā profesora amatā politikas zinātnē, politikas teorijas apakšnozarē darbam SSE Riga.

Vairāk par lekcijas tematiku var lasīt anotācijā angļu valodā:

"This lecture offers a case for the importance of Welfare Economics for the analysis and resolution of fundamental ethical dilemmas in contemporary policy-making. First, it challenges the claim that economics is a value-free discipline, showing that standard microeconomic theory is inextricably linked up with various ethical concerns. These include not only “welfarism” (or the maximization of individual utilities), but also the ways in which welfarism interacts, and often conflicts, with other socially important ethical norms, particularly equality and distributive justice. Second, the lecture explains how these tensions affect the well-known method of cost-benefit analysis and what lessons policymakers who are using this method should learn from welfare economists. Third, Welfare Economics’s constructive contribution to policy dilemmas is illustrated using the example of pandemic lockdowns."