I have been Professor of Ethics at the University of Bayreuth since March 2023. Previously, I was an Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. I am also an External Member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, and remain a Visiting Professor at LSE.
I work on ethics, philosophy of public policy, decision theory and economic methodology. For a glimpse of my work, you can watch this video, read this interview or this one, or check out some of my popular writing:
- “Can Welfare Economics Avoid Paternalism after the Behavioural Turn?”
- “The Dangers of Single Metric Accounting”
- “How should artificial agents make risky choices on our behalf?”
- “Negotiating with myself”
Or click on my research page to find out more!
My husband Marius Backmann is also a philosopher.