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The PPE Programme is run jointly by the departments of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, drawing teaching and administrative staff from all three areas.


Professor Lisa Ellis

BA (Princeton) MA PhD (Berkeley)
Tel +64 3 479 8727

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Teaching staff

Professor Charles Pigden

MA (Cambridge) PhD (LaTrobe)
Tel +64 3 479 8728

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Associate Professor Trent Smith

BAS, MS (Stanford), MA, PhD (UC-Santa Barbara)
Tel +64 3 479 4596

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Professor Philip Nel

BA Hons, MA, DPhil (Stellenbosch)
Tel +64 3 479 6549

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Associate Professor Nicholas Khoo

BA (California) MA (Johns Hopkins) MPhil, PhD (Columbia)
Tel +64 3 479 5783

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Associate Professor Brian Roper

MA (Cant) PhD (Griff)
Tel +64 3 479 8667

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Dr Chris Rudd

BA Hons (Loughborough) PGDTT (Otago) MA (Essex) PhD (Essex)
Tel +64 3 479 8664

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Otago Profile

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Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) graduate Danielle Lucas says studying at Otago was the perfect preparation for work as a policy analyst at the New Zealand Treasury.
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Otago Profile

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PPE gives you the substantial depth in a cohesive breadth of disciplines that prepares you for jobs in a range of fields, such as politics, business and journalism.
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