About

Hummingbird

The 4th IRNEP conference will take place at the University of Reading on the 29th and 30th of September 2022. The aim of the conference is to promote a dialogue between the disciplines of Economics and Philosophy, in order to provoke alternative points of view and interesting discussions. Attendees, who are PhD and early career researchers from throughout the UK, will have the opportunity to present their research. One philosopher and one economist will present on a related topic, followed by an open discussion of both papers. This will provide an opportunity for constructive criticism from researchers from another discipline as well as your own.

An hour will be devoted to each topic giving ample time for debate. The presentations should be accessible to researchers from either discipline. A prize will be given to the philosopher whose presentation is most accessible to the economists and a prize for the economist whose presentation is most accessible to the philosophers.

A poster session will run in addition to the presentations to allow more researchers to disseminate their work to a wider audience, on a more personal level.

There will be three distinguished guest speakers who will give keynote presentations. Professor Robert Sugden, Dr Alice Baderin and Professor Christopher Woodard.

Our previous three conferences were held at the University of York in 2019 and in 2016, and the University of Reading, in 2015.


We would also like to show our gratitude to those who were kind enough to provide funds to enable this conference to take place. Firstly, to the Department of Economics and Related Studies, Department of Philosophy, the School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of York. Secondly, to the Society for Applied Philosophy for their generous grant.