Philosophy
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Gil Hersch

Gil Hersch

Gil Hersch

Postdoctoral Researcher Philosophy of economics, applied ethics

Gil is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, San Diego in January 2016. He earned a B.A. degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
 
His primary focus is in philosophy of economics and applied ethics, and wrote his dissertation on the use of measures of well-being in public policy under supervision of Nancy Cartwright. Gil is currently working on two projects. The first project defends the lack of a weighting algorithm in well-being indices such as the OECD's Better Life Index. The second project examines researchers’ deception of subjects in experimental social sciences.