Research Publications Articles Papers By Mark Bryant Budolfson

by Mark Budolfson


co-editor, Philosophy and Climate Change, forthcoming, Oxford UP (by Mark Budolfson, Tristram McPherson, and David Plunkett)

co-editor, Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, Oxford UP (2018) (by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett)

co-author and co-editor, Food, Ethics, and Society, Oxford UP (2016) (by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett)

Selected papers

The Hidden Zero Problem: Effective Altruism and Barriers to Marginal Impact, forthcoming in Hilary Greaves and Theron Pummer eds. Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues, Oxford UP (by Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears)

Impact of population growth and population ethics on climate change mitigation policy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(46): 12338-12343 (2017) (by Noah Scovronick, Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Marc Fleurbaey, Asher Siebert, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Fabian Wagner)

Inequality, climate impacts on the future poor, and carbon prices, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(52): 15827-15832 (2015) (by Francis Dennig, Mark Budolfson, Marc Fleurbaey, Asher Siebert, and Robert Socolow)

The impact of human health co-benefits on evaluations of global climate policy, forthcoming in Nature Communications (by Noah Scovronick, Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Fabian Wagner, Frank Errickson, Marc Fleurbaey, Wei Peng, Robert Socolow, and Dean Spears) (embargoed)

The Comparative Importance for Optimal Climate Policy of Discounting, Inequalities, and CatastrophesClimatic Change 145(3-4): 481-494 (2017) (by Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Marc Fleurbaey, Asher Siebert, and Robert Socolow)

Optimal climate policy and the future of world economic developmentWorld Bank Economic Review (2018) (by Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Marc Fleurbaey, Noah Scovronick, Asher Siebert, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Fabian Wagner)

Optimal global climate policy and regional carbon prices, forthcoming in Graciela Chichilnisky, Kristen Sheeran, and Armon Rezai eds. Handbook on the Economics of Climate Change, Edward Elgar Press (by Mark Budolfson and Francis Dennig)

Maximizing the Public Health Benefits from Climate Action, Environmental Science & Technology (2018) (by George Thurston, Sara De Matteis, Kris Murray, Pauline Scheelbeck, Noah Scovronick, Mark Budolfson, Dean Spears, and Paolo Vineis)

The Social Cost of Carbon: Valuing Inequality, Risk, and Population for Climate Policy, Monist 102: 84–109 (2019) (by Marc Fleurbaey, Maddalena Ferrana, Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Kian Mintz-Woo, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Stephane Zuber)

Human health and the social cost of carbon: a primer and a call to action, forthcoming in Epidemiology (by Noah Scovronick, Valeri Vasquez, Frank Errickson, Francis Dennig, Antonio Gasparrini, Shakoor Hajat, Dean Spears, and Mark Budolfson) (available upon request)

Is it Wrong to Eat Meat from Factory Farms? If So, Why?, in The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat, Oxford UP (2015)

The Ethics of the Marketplace and a Surprisingly Deep Question for Normative Theory: What are Consumers Required to do When Products are Produced in Morally Objectionable Ways? (This older paper has been superseded by the preceding three papers.)

Consumer Ethics, Harm Footprints, and the Empirical Dimensions of Food Choices, in Philosophy Comes to Dinner, Routledge (2015)

Food, the Environment, and Global Justice, in the Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, Oxford UP (2018)

Are There Counterexamples to Standard Views about Institutional Legitimacy, Obligation, and What Institutions We Should Aim For?, APA Philosophy & Law 14: pp. 1-5 (2014)

Why the Standard Interpretation of Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic is Mistaken, and How to Correctly Interpret his Views on Sustainability, Preservation, and Conservation, Environmental Ethics 36: pp. 443-453 (2014)

Feasibility Wedges and a Meta-Architecture for Agreement: Engineering an Effective and Ethical Climate Treaty (under revision -- see esp the last part of Political Realism, Feasibility Wedges, and Opportunities for Collective Action on Climate Change for some of the arguments of this paper)

Non-Cognitivism and Rational Inference, Philosophical Studies 153: pp. 243-259 (2011)

Other (for a broader audience)
The Future of Meat, Roundtable at the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) (with Peter Singer, Isha Datar, Patrick Martins, and Dave Arnold) (longer unedited version here)

How Do You Put a Price on Nature?, Swedish Public Radio Interview (with Paul Ehrlich, Asa Soutukorva, Thomas Haan, Gretchen Daily, Robert Griffin, and Larry Crowder)