Blind peer-reviewed articles

(2022) Crisis Prices: The Ethics of Market Controls During a Global Pandemic. [Open access] Business Ethics Quarterly 32 (1): 12-40. [equal co-author, with Kobi Finestone].

(2021) Shopping with a Conscience? The Epistemic Case for Relinquishment Over Conscientious Consumption. [Open access]. Business Ethics Quarterly 31(2) :242-274.

(2018)  What’s wrong with joyguzzling? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice  (open-access pre-publication version: link). [Lead author, with Sinnott-Armstrong, W.]
(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).

Solicited/Reviewed In-house/Shorter pieces

Innovation, deep decarbonization, and ethics [critical review] Ethics, Policy and Environment
(2021) International Law as a Basis for a Feasible Ability-to-pay Principle. in Principles of Justice and Real World Climate Politics Corey Katz & Sarah Kenehan, (eds.) Routledge.
(2019) After Katowice: Three Civil Society Strategies for Ratcheting Up Climate Ambition. Ethics and International Affairs (online exclusive, open access) January, 2019
(2016) Clustering countries, changing climates: an NGO review to close the ambition gap. Ethics and International Affairs (online exclusive, open access)
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Working papers

Contact me ( for drafts or discussion
Under review
  • A paper arguing that the concept of exploitation cannot simultaneously provided diagnosis and action guidance of the wrongs in sweatshop labor. [Title omitted for blinding.] (Status: Under Review.)
In preparation
  • The theoretical value of a carbon tax
  • Dealing with disagreement about climate justice: Assessing the third-party assessments of countries’ climate mitigation pledges
  • Change the channel: a new approach to consumer ethics
  • Consumption harm theory: a critique
  • Boycotting the Boycott? Are there moral constraints on conscientious consumption?
  • Zhi and Implicit Knowledge in the Mengzi
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Public Philosophy


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?

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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