Course ObjectiveThe student acquires knowledge of
(a) the most important ethical theories,
(b) the application of these theories within econometrics, OR and data
The student acquires the competency
(a) to apply ethics to econometric, OR and data sciences issues,
(b) to assume and substantiate a normative position in this regard.
Course ContentThis course provides an introduction to and an overview of the different
approaches in contemporary ethics and shows how to apply these to
economic and in particular econometric, operations research and data
sciences issues. You gain insight into the essence of the most important
ethical theories (utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics and
communitarianism) and you learn to recognize and assess the ethical
dimension of econometric and data sciences related issues. The course
also analyzes the different interpretations of important ethical
concepts, in particular freedom, justice, well-being, happiness,
autonomy and equality. In the lectures the ethical theories are central.
These are translated to the issues that are relevant for econometrics,
OR, and data sciences.
In the seminars the application of the ethical theory is central.This is
done through exploratory research by teams of students.
Teaching MethodsLectures and seminars (WC's)
Method of AssessmentA written exam, assignments (team presentations), a group paper
(journal) and an individual essay
LiteratureMichael Sandel (2010), Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?. New York:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2010. ISBN 9780374532505.
Translation in Dutch: Michael Sandel, Rechtvaardigheid. Wat is de juiste
keuze? Ten Have, 2010.
Articles (see Canvas)
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. J.F.D.B. Wempe|
|Examiner||prof. dr. J.F.D.B. Wempe|
prof. dr. M.V.B.P.M. van Hees
prof. dr. A. Palmigiano
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Study Group, Lecture|
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