BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo this fall will begin offering its undergraduate students a new multidisciplinary minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).
Concentrating aspects of these three complementary domains into a transformative and far-reaching course of study was an idea that took root at Oxford University in 1920. Since then, PPE has continued to grow steadily across Europe and the United States.
Today, the rapidly expanding international PPE society continues to gain scholar traction, while hundreds of colleges and universities around the world now offer innovative educational programs of various types and forms that prepare students for careers in law, journalism, governance, consulting, finance and academia.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics begins with a wide-angle view of the inherent tools found in these three disciplines. It considers their strengths and blind spots and then pulls the various instruments together to create a robust mechanism…