Gil Hersch

Postdoctoral Researcher



Areas of Specialization

Social philosophy and philosophy of economics.


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 social philosophy and philosophy of economics, 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 a project defending the lack of weighting algorithm in well-being dashboards such as the OECD's Better Life Index.

He currently resides in Alexandria, Va with his wife, Nicole, and daughter, Mili. 


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