Mark Budolfson

Selected Publications, Papers, Books, etc.


Public Policy, Environment, Economics, Health, and Equity

Climate action with revenue recycling has benefits for poverty, inequality, and wellbeing, Nature Climate Change 11: 1111–1116 (2021) (by Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Frank Errickson, Simon Feindt, Maddalena Ferranna, Marc Fleurbaey, David Klenert, Ulrike Kornek, Kevin Kuruc, Aurélie Méjean, Wei Peng, Noah Scovronick, Dean Spears, Fabian Wagner, and Stéphane Zuber)

Climate Policy: Protecting the poor with a carbon tax and equal per capita dividend, Nature Climate Change 11: 1025–1026 (2021) (policy brief by same authors as previous)

Utilitarian benchmarks for emissions and pledges promote equity, climate and development, Nature Climate Change 11: 827–833 (2021) (by Mark Budolfson, David Anthoff, Francis Dennig, Frank Errickson, Kevin Kuruc, Dean Spears, and Navroz Dubash)

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)

Optimal climate policy and the future of world economic development, World 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 Designs, Vaccine 39(2): 309-316 (2021) (by David Broockman, Joshua Kalla, Alexander Guerrero, Mark Budolfson, Nir Eyal, Nicholas P. Jewell, Monica Magalhaes, and Jasjeet S. Sekhon)

The impact of human health co-benefits on evaluations of global climate policy, Nature 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 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)

The social cost of carbon, humility, and overlapping consensus on climate policy, in Climate Liberalism: Perspectives on Liberty, Property, and Pollution, Palgrave (forthcoming)

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

Deepening transparency about value-laden assumptions in energy and environmental modelling: improving best practices for both modellers and non-modellers, Climate Policy 21(1): 1-15 (2021) (by John Bistline, Mark Budolfson, and Blake Francis)

Valuing Health Impacts in Climate Policy: Ethical Issues and Economic Challenges, Health 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 Catastrophes, Climatic 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 Action, Environmental 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 importance of health co-benefits under different climate policy cooperation frameworks, Environmental Research Letters 16(5): 055027 (2021) (by Noah Scovronick, David Anthoff, Francis Dennig, Frank Errickson, Maddalena Ferranna, Wei Peng, Dean Spears, Fabian Wagner, and Mark Budolfson)

Quantifying India’s Climate Vulnerability, India Policy Forum 2018: 107-148 (2020) (by Melissa LoPalo, Kevin Kuruc, Mark Budolfson, and Dean Spears)

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


Environmental Ethics, Animal Welfare, Ethics and Social Philosophy

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

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

Separable Social Welfare Evaluation for Multi-Species Populations (by Stéphane Zuber, Dean Spears, and Mark Budolfson)

Optimal climate policy including animal welfare, and methods for quantifying animal wellbeing in policy and decision analyses, and estimating optimal tradeoffs against human wellbeing (by Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears)

Quantifying Animal Wellbeing and Overcoming the Challenge of Interspecies Comparisons, in The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics, Routledge (2019) (by Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears)

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

Political Realism, Feasibility Wedges, and Opportunities for Collective Action on Climate Change, in Philosophy and Climate Change, Oxford UP (2021)

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)


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)

The Inefficacy Objection to Consequentialism and the Problem with the Expected Consequences Response, Philosophical Studies 176: 1711-1724 (2018)

The Inefficacy Objection to Deontology: What it is, Why it is Important, and How to Respond to It

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

Is it Wrong to Eat Meat from Factory Farms? If So, Why?, in The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat, Oxford UP (2015); reprinted in Environmental Ethics, 3rd Edition, Oxford UP (2018)

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 some of the preceding papers.)

Global Ethics and the Problem with Singer and Unger's Ethical Argument for an Extreme Duty to Provide Aid

Self-Defense, Harm to Others, and Reasons for Action in Collective Action Problems, Ethics, Policy, & Environment 17: pp. 31-4 (2014)

Why Morality and Other Forms of Normativity are Sometimes Directly Collectively Self-Defeating

Collective Action, Climate Change, and the Ethical Significance of Futility

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

The Virtues of a 'Straight' Solution to Cian Dorr's Puzzle about Non-Cognitivism and Wishful Thinking: Comments on Mabrito, presented at the Pacific APA 2011


Axiology, Population Ethics, and Public Policy

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

Repugnant Conclusions, Social Choice and Welfare (2021) (by Dean Spears and Mark Budolfson)

Does the Repugnant Conclusion Have Important Implications for Axiology or for Public Policy?, in the Oxford Handbook of Population Ethics, Oxford UP (2022) (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)

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)

Population Issues in Welfare Economics, in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, Oxford UP (2022) (by Kevin Kuruc, 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)


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)

PhD dissertation


Other (for a broader audience)

Ethics in an Energy Crisis: What to Do When Current Needs Conflict with Long-Run Sustainability, Stanford Energy Seminar (with Blake Francis and Hyunseop Kim)

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)