Research Publications Articles Papers By Mark Bryant Budolfson


by Mark Budolfson


Selected Papers


Ethics

The Hidden Zero Problem: Effective Altruism and Barriers to Marginal Impact, in Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues, Oxford UP (2019) (by Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears)



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 (This older paper has been superseded by the preceding three papers.)





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



Axiology, Population Ethics, and Public Policy

What We Should Agree On About the Repugnant Conclusion, Utilitas (2021) (by Stephane Zuber, Nikhil Venkatesh, Torbjorn Tannsjo, Christian Tarsney, H. Orri Stefansson, Katie Steele, Dean Spears, Jeff Sebo, Marcus Pivato, Toby Ord, Yew-Kwang Ng, Michal Masny, William MacAskill, Nicholas Lawson, Kevin Kuruc, Michelle Hutchinson, Johan E. Gustafsson, Hilary Greaves, Lisa Forsberg, Marc Fleurbaey, Diane Coffey, Susumu Cato, Clinton Castro, Tim Campbell, Mark Budolfson, John Broome, Alexander Berger, Nick Beckstead, Geir Asheim)

Why the Repugnant Conclusion is Inescapable (by Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears)

Repugnant ConclusionsSocial Choice and Welfare (2021) (by Dean Spears and Mark Budolfson)

Does the Repugnant Conclusion have important implications for axiology or for public policy?, forthcoming in Oxford Handbook of Population Ethics, Oxford UP (by Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears)

Deflationary Responses to the Challenges of Population Ethics for Public Policy, in Philosophy and Climate Change, Oxford UP (2021) (by Gustaf Arrhenius, Mark Budolfson, and Dean Spears)

Population ethics and the prospects for fertility policy as climate mitigation policy, The Journal of Development Studies (2021) (by Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears)


Public Policy, Philosophy, and Economics

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

Optimal climate policy and the future of world economic developmentWorld Bank Economic Review 33(1): 21–40 (2019) (by Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Marc Fleurbaey, Noah Scovronick, Asher Siebert, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Fabian Wagner)

Broad Cross-National Public Support for Accelerated COVID-19 Vaccine Trial DesignsVaccine 39(2): 309-316 (2021) (by David Broockman, Joshua Kalla, Alexander Guerrero, Mark Budolfson, Nir Eyal, Nicholas P. Jewell, Monica Magalhaes, Jasjeet S. Sekhon)

The impact of human health co-benefits on evaluations of global climate policyNature Communications 10: 2095 (2019) (by Noah Scovronick, Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Frank Errickson, Marc Fleurbaey, Wei Peng, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Fabian Wagner)

Impact of population growth and population ethics on climate change mitigation policyProceedings 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)

Human health and the social cost of carbon: a primer and a call to actionEpidemiology 30(5): 642–647 (2019) (by Noah Scovronick, Valeri Vasquez, Frank Errickson, Francis Dennig, Antonio Gasparrini, Shakoor Hajat, Dean Spears, and Mark Budolfson)


Valuing Health Impacts in Climate Policy: Ethical Issues and Economic ChallengesHealth Affairs 39(12): 2105-2112 (2020) (by Noah Scovronick, Maddalena Ferranna, Francis Dennig, and Mark Budolfson)

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 global climate policy and regional carbon prices, in Handbook on the Economics of Climate Change, Edward Elgar Press (2020) (by Mark Budolfson and Francis Dennig)

Maximizing the Public Health Benefits from Climate ActionEnvironmental Science & Technology 52(7): 3852-3853 (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 PolicyMonist 102: 84–109 (2019) (by Marc Fleurbaey, Maddalena Ferrana, Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Kian Mintz-Woo, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Stephane Zuber)


Animal Welfare, Ethics, Environmental Ethics

Public Policy, Consequentialism, the Environment, and Non-Human AnimalsOxford Handbook of Consequentialism, Oxford UP (2020) (by Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears)


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




Consumer Ethics, Food Ethics, and Beyond, in College Ethics, 2nd edition, Oxford UP (2020)


Books

Philosophy and Climate Change, Oxford UP (2021) (co-edited by Mark Budolfson, Tristram McPherson, and David Plunkett)

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

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



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)

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)