Duke University Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE) offers interdisciplinary coursework for undergraduates seeking a certificate program designed to integrate research in the fields of philosophy, political science, and economics.

The PPE Program at Duke is a Certificate Program, and is mirrored by a PPE Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which offers a Minor.  Students pursuing either the minor at Chapel Hill or the certificate at Duke can take courses at the other school to meet the relevant requirements.  Information about UNC’s program is available here: http://ppe.unc.edu/

The PPE Program sponsors an annual conference for students from across the United States.  This gathering gives students a chance to meet and discuss some core ideas and applications of PPE with other highly motivated students as well as program faculty.  Recent conferences have focused on ‘equality’, ‘crime and punishment’, and ‘markets on the margin’.  Over the last decade more than 250 students from 15 different programs have attended, including students from Yale, Penn, Tulane, Virginia, Michigan and Notre Dame. During the two day event, faculty from Duke and UNC lead discussions of classic works, and meet with students informally for meals and social hours to allow the conversation to continue.