I work mostly on issues at the intersection of ethics, economics, and biology. These include what we should do about antibiotic resistance, and how we should respond to the emerging market for genetic engineering. More generally, I’m interested in the relative role of social norms and legal institutions in solving different kinds of collective action problems. I recently co-edited the first anthology in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2015).
I am a faculty member in the PPE Program and the Freedom Center at the University of Arizona. Before coming to Arizona, I helped build a similar program at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. For a description of what PPE programs aim to accomplish, click here. For course ideas and other resources, visit PPEnetwork.org