Researchers

Nicholas Vrousalis

Nicholas Vrousalis is Associate Professor at the Erasmus School of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Principal Investigator of InAF. He read economics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he received the Harcourt Prize in Economics. He subsequently migrated to political philosophy, receiving a doctorate from Oxford, where he was supervised by G.A. Cohen.

Before coming to Rotterdam, Vrousalis taught moral and political philosophy at Cambridge, as a University Lecturer, at Leiden, as Assistant Professor, and at KU Leuven, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He has held fellowships at UC Louvain, where he was an ARC Fellow, at Princeton University, where he was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, and at Aarhus University, where he held a EURIAS/COFUND Fellowship.

Vrousalis’ research focuses on distributive ethics, democratic theory, the history of political thought, and Marxism.

Savriël Dillingh

Savriël Dillingh is a PhD-candidate at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He studied Applied Ethics, specializing in Business Ethics and Economic Ethics, at Utrecht University (MA, cum laude), with a thesis on when and in what ways authority is justified within the firm. Before joining the InAF project, he consulted for the World Wide Fund for Nature and taught medical ethics at the Erasmus Medical Centre.

His research is primarily concentrated in the political philosophy of markets, but attempts to draw from institutional and evolutionary approaches to social cooperation.

Elisabetta Gobbo

Elisabetta Gobbo is graduating in the Research Master in Philosophy and Economics at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) and will start her PhD at InAF in January 2020.

Her MA thesis is on workplace democracy and it will be the starting point for her PhD research project on workplace institutions and freedom. She previously graduated in Philosophy, Economics and International Studies at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice where she appreciated the multidisciplinary approach to academia.

Her research interests are at the intersection of political philosophy, ethics, and economics. Broadly speaking, she is interested in egalitarianism and the ethics of workplaces; topics that she had the chance to write about during her reasearch period at FreedomLab think tank. She organizes the EIPE’s feminist reading group where she enjoys discussing topics connected to gender inequality, epistemic injustice and inclusion in academia.

Anton Schultz

Anton Schultz is Junior Researcher at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining the InAF project, he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at King’s College London (BA, 2019) and Political Theory (MSc, 2020) at the London School of Economics.

His research focuses primarily on the political philosophy of work and workplace, but he also has a keen interest in the ethical and economic dimensions of environmental change. His current research is on meaningful work, unalienated labour and Marxism. Specifically, he focuses on the freedom-autonomy-work nexus and defends meaningful work as a public policy concern.

Affiliates

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Axel Gosseries

Axel Gosseries is a FNRS Research Professor (Maitre de recherches) and a Professeur extraordinaire at UC Louvain. He is also a Franz Weyr Fellow of the Czech Academy of Science (CELAPA, 2015-19) and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Institute for Future Studies (Stockholm, 2016-2019).

He holds degrees in Law (St. Louis and Louvain), Environmental Law (LL.M., 1996, School of Oriental and African Studies) and Philosophy (PhD., 2000, Louvain, Dopp Prize 2001). He works in the field of political philosophy and economic and social ethics, with a special focus on issues of intergenerational justice (justice between birth cohorts, age discrimination, historical injustice) and on the political philosophy of the firm. He also has specific interests in the political philosophy of information, in the ethical dimensions of tradable quotas schemes and in ethical issues in agriculture.

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Eszter Kollar

Eszter Kollar is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Economics at KU Leuven.

Her research focuses on the political philosophy of social and global justice in practices of migration, economic life and public health. She is currently working on a book project theorizing fairness in labour migration for Europe and the World; on the idea of reconciling global equality of opportunity and collective self-determination; and elaborating a relational egalitarian approach to global health and disaster ethics. Her broader interest lies in theories of ownership and property, equality and autonomy, and normative justification.

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Miriam Ronzoni

Miriam Ronzoni is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Manchester.

She is mainly interested in contemporary normative theory, with a focus on global and international issues. Her interests are both in meta-ethical problems (e.g. the justification of normative principles) and in applied ones (e.g. social and transnational justice in non-ideal circumstances).

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Julie Rose

Julie Rose is an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College.  Her primary area of research and teaching is contemporary political philosophy, with a focus on economic justice.

Her research addresses the ethical dimensions of our collective economic choices. Her first book Free Time (Princeton University Press, 2016) argues that all citizens are entitled, as a matter of justice, to fair shares of free time.

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Roberto Veneziani

Roberto Veneziani is a Professor in Economics at the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London.

His research interests include topics of liberal principles of distributive justice, axiomatic exploitation theory, macrodynamic models of growth and distribution, egalitarian principles, distribution of resources between generations, sustainable development, and normative principles in economics. He is also interested in the history of economic thought and in political economy from a mathematical perspective.

He has published articles in a number of outlets in economics (including the Journal of Economic Theory, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, the Cambridge Journal Economics), political science (including the British Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Theoretical Politics), and philosophy (including Philosophy of the Social Sciences).

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Danielle Wenner

Danielle Wenner is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University and a 2019-2022 Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics.

Her research is focused primarily on the ethics of research involving human subjects and the nature of relationships of power in research and other health-related interactions. The Greenwall Foundation-funded project reflects a larger theme in my research of seeking to broaden ethical analysis beyond discrete interactions to take account of relevant background conditions and structures of injustice.

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Gabriel Wollner

Gabriel Wollner is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth.

Gabriel studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA, 2005) and Political Theory (MPhil, 2007) at the University of Oxford, Public Policy (MPP, 2012) at Harvard University and obtained his doctorate in Philosophy (PhD, 2011) from University College London. Prior to joining the University of Bayreuth, he was Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the London School of Economics (2013-2015) and Junior Professor in Political Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2015-2018). His academic interests are in political philosophy and ethics, and the application of these inquiries to various issues in public policy and economics.

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Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Before joining the LSE, she was a Post-doctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College (Oxford) and a researcher at the European University Institute where she obtained her PhD.

She has degrees in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, and has held visiting and research positions at Sciences Po, the University of Frankfurt, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, the Australian National University and the Italian Institute for Historical Studies.