Joe Mazor received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009. He has since been a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton’s Center for Human Values and at Stanford’s Center for Ethics in Society. He was an LSE Fellow and a temporary assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method. During his time at the CPNSS, he hopes to work on projects related to natural resource property rights and the philosophy of welfare economics.
Dates of Visit: 4 November 2016 – 30 April 2017
Project Title: On the Nature and Significance of Welfare Economics
Project Description: A key project I will be working on at CPNSS is a book on the philosophy of welfare economics. The book will develop a comprehensive critique of welfare economics as it is currently practiced. In advancing this critique, the book has several key goals a) a careful explanation of the different welfare economics frameworks in use today, b) clear connections between contemporary scholarship in political philosophy and contemporary welfare economics, with a focus on the practical consequences of the philosophical debates for the field c) a critique of the welfare economic frameworks aimed at welfare economists, but accessible to anyone who has taken microeconomics at the undergraduate level.