Published articles

(2020) Shopping with a Conscience? The Epistemic Case for Relinquishment Over Conscientious Consumption. Business Ethics Quarterly. Published online ahead of print (1-33) [open access]

(2019) After Katowice: Three Civil Society Strategies for Ratcheting Up Climate Ambition. Ethics and International Affairs (online exclusive, open access) January, 2019
(2018) with Sinnott-Armstrong, W.  What’s wrong with joyguzzling? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice  (open-access pre-publication version: link).
(2016) Clustering countries, changing climates: an NGO review to close the ambition gap. Ethics and International Affairs (online exclusive, open access)
(2014) Climate justice and temporally remote emissions. Social Theory and Practice 40(2) 281-303.  (open access pre-publication version: link)
(2014) Climate change as a three-part ethical problem: A reply to  Jamieson and Gardiner. Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics. 20(4) 1129-148 (open access pre-publication version link).

Working papers

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Under review

A paper [title omitted for blinding] arguing that the pandemic poses unique challenges to existing justifications for and against regulating price-gouging.

In preparation

Dealing with disagreement about climate justice: Assessing the third-party assessments of countries’ climate mitigation pledges

 Beyond “Exploitation”: Addressing unruly commerce in global supply chains.

Consumption ethics: Relinquishing benefits from unruly commerce

Consumption harm theory: a critique

Boycotting the Boycott? Are there moral constraints on conscientious consumption?

Zhi and Implicit Knowledge in the Mengzi



 Bad Goods: On the Political Morality of Production and Consumption in Global Supply Chains 

People buy many products produced in ways that would be illegal or immoral if they occurred in developed countries. Call these “dirty” products. For example, one might buy products that have been produced by firms that clear-cut forests, intimidate labour organizers, or violate domestic health and safety or child labour laws in developing countries. On the other hand, many of the global poor rely on the employment opportunities that global production networks create, and developing countries see their low production costs as their comparative advantage to attract foreign investment and upgrade to higher stages of development. In this dissertation, I ask two related questions about dirty products. First, what kinds of flaws in global production networks are morally unacceptable from a global perspective? Second, to whom does the responsibility to remedy such flaws fall?


Public Philosophy

Consumer Responsibility and Obscurity.  Ethics and International Affairs. May 12, 2017
Engaged Buddhism, Anger, and Retribution. Ethics and International Affairs. June 13, 2017


Book Reviews

(2013). Review of Climate matters: Ethics for a Warming World by John Broome. Journal of Applied Philosophy 30(4) 395-396. (A pre-publication draft is here for those without access to the journal)


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