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Economic Exchange in Adam Smith: self-interest or other regarding moral obl...
Wed 22 March 2017, 09:00 – 15:30 GMT
Economic Exchange in Adam Smith: self-interest or other regarding moral obligations
09:00 - 15:30, 22 March 2017, Level 5 Seminar Room, Sir Alywn Williams Building
This one day interdisciplinary workshop examines whether economic exchange is driven solely by self-interest or can be better explained by other regarding preferences or moral considerations.
This key note speaker Professor David Campbell (Lancaster University Law school), queries the attribution to Adam Smith of the idea that exchange is defined solely by economic self-interest in neoclassical economics and classical contract law. This workshop brings together a diverse set of scholars from law, economics, management and politics who query the notions of economic exchange, self-interest and value through empirical case studies, theoretical, conceptual and case law analyses through diverse subject lenses that include care, financial regulation, relational contracts, sovereign debt litigation and the measurement of poverty.
Confirmed speakers include John Finch (Management); Sayantan Ghosal (Economics); Robert McMaster (Management); Craig Smith (SPSS); Javier Solana (Law); Dania Thomas (Law/Economics).
09:00 - 09:30 Tea and Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:30 Keynote: David Campbell (Lancaster University)
Adam Smith and the Social Foundation of Agreement
11:00 - 12:30 Why Adam Smith?
- John Finch (Management, University of Glasgow) 20 mins
- Craig Smith (Politics, University of Glasgow) 20 mins
- Sayantan Ghosal (Economics, University of Glasgow) 20 mins
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Ethics, Value, Care
- Dania Thomas (Law and Economics, University of Glasgow) 20 mins
- Robert McNamara (Management, University of Glasgow) 20 mins
- Javier Solana (Law, University of Glasgow) 20 mins
- Q&A and closing remarks