• Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) studies how the economy, political and social institutions, and questions of justice interact.
  • Courses in PPE draw on analytical tools and models from a range of disciplines to address pressing social problems.
  • The Major in PPE teaches students how to approach complex social problems and work with others to solve them.

PPE gives you a set of interdisciplinary tools to think rigorously about important problems. How should morality shape the market? How do political institutions shape our political and economic options? How should we deal with deep disagreements? What is justice, and what institutions do we need to achieve it? What’s a good measure of a successful city or country?

A major in PPE is great for anyone interested in pursuing a career in law, the social sciences, politics, or business. It’s also a fantastic and flexible way of learning about the political world around you. 

What makes studying PPE at UB unique is that you will select a thematic concentration at the local, national, or global level. This will allow you to explore your own interests in PPE-related questions of political and economic organization.