Gund Fellow, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Mark Budolfson works on interdisciplinary issues in public policy, economics, and ethics, especially in connection with sustainable development, planetary health, and collective action problems such as climate change and other dilemmas that arise in connection with common resources and public goods. Current research includes sustainable development and climate change economics, global ethics and international institutions, population-level bioethics, and business ethics & individual reasons for action in collective action situations.

Publications

Impact of population growth and population ethics on climate change mitigation policy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114: 12338-12343 (by Noah Scovronick, Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Marc Fleurbaey, Asher Siebert, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Fabian Wagner)
http://www.pnas.org/content/114/46/12338.full.pdf?with-ds=yes

Inequality, climate impacts on the future poor, and carbon prices, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 15827-15832 (by Francis Dennig, Mark Budolfson, Marc Fleurbaey, Asher Siebert, and Robert Socolow) http://www.pnas.org/content/112/52/15827.full.pdf?with-ds=yes

The Comparative Importance for Optimal Climate Policy of Discounting, Inequalities, and Catastrophes, Climatic Change 145(3-4): 481-494 (by Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Marc Fleurbaey, Asher Siebert, and Robert Socolow) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-017-2094-x

Optimal climate policy and the future of world economic development, forthcoming in World Bank Economic Review (by Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Marc Fleurbaey, Noah Scovronick, Asher Siebert, Robert Socolow, Dean Spears, and Fabian Wagner) https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/cfi/files/cfipop.pdf

Co-author and co-editor, Food, Ethics, and Society: An Introductory Textbook With Readings, 2016, Oxford UP (by Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett)
https://www.amazon.com/Food-Ethics-Society-Introductory-Readings/dp/0199321744

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Public policy, ethics, sustainable development, environmental policy, climate change economics

Education

  • PhD, Princeton University

Contact

Website(s):
  1. Personal Website