GIL HERSCH

Gil Hersch

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office

224 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger Street 
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Phone

540-231-

Email

Department Membership

Philosophy

Expertise

  • Philosophy of Economics
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics (Business Ethics, Bioethics)

Professional Activities

  • Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy
  • Coming Home Dialogues
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society

Education

  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
  • B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel

Awards and Honors

Warren & Sylvia Samuels Young Scholar Award, History of Economic Thought Society (2016)

Graduate Fellowship, Department of Philosophy, UC San Diego (2014)

UC San Diego Friends Scholarship Award (2011)

Selected Publications

Articles 

“Ignoring Easterlin; Why Easterlin’s Correlation Findings Need Not Matter to Public Policy” Journal of Happiness Studies (forthcoming)

“Educational Equipoise and the Educational Misconception; Lessons from Bioethics” Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 6(2), 2018

“The Narrowed Domain of Disagreement for Well-Being Policy” Public Affairs Quarterly, 31(4), 2017

“Experimental Economics’ Inconsistent Ban on Deception” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 52, 2015: pp. 13-19

“Can an Evidential Account Justify Relying on Preferences for Well-Being Policy?” Journal of Economic Methodology, 22(3), 2015: pp. 280-291

Additional Information

For further information, please visit Gil Hersch’s personal website.