I am a philosopher working at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and public policy. More specifically, I think and write about ethics, philosophy of public policy, decision theory and rationality, economic methodology, and the application of economic methods to philosophical problems.

One core concern of much of my recent work is a desire to better understand what morality and rationality require of us, individually and collectively, when we don’t know what the future may hold. I am interested particularly in whether ordinary people and policy-makers faced with uncertainty are required to follow some variant of expected utility theory, what that even means in the first place, what the alternatives may be, and how plausible these are. What’s at stake in this debate, in practical terms, is how much room we can make for genuine risk aversion and precaution in public policy and in our ordinary lives. 

I further have active research interests in responsible artificial intelligence, paternalism and (behavioural) welfare economics, dynamic and inter-temporal choice, values in science and democratic theory. Below, you can find my peer-reviewed published work as well as work in progress roughly (and imperfectly) grouped by subject area.

Ethics and Public Policy:

Decision Theory and Rationality:

Economic Methodology and Philosophy of Science: