While utilitarians seek to maximize the sum total of individual well-being, “prioritarians” give extra weight to the well-being of those who are worse off. The “Prioritarianism in Practice” research network aims to develop the theory and application of prioritarianism, to the point that it can function as a full-blown policy assessment tool. The PiP network is organized around a series of research projects, each headed by one or more leading experts. The network is directed by Matthew Adler (email@example.com) and Ole Norheim (Ole.Norheim@uib.no). The research of the PiP network was published as a book, Prioritarianism in Practice (Matthew D. Adler and Ole Norheim eds., Cambridge University Press, 2022), in April 2022.
- Theory of Prioritarianism
- The Measurement of Social Progress
- Optimal Taxation
- Health Care
- Fatality Risk Regulation
- Climate Change
- Education Policy
- Empirical Research into Ethical Preferences
- Equality of Opportunity
- Wellbeing Measurement
- The COVID-19 Pandemic
- Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life Webinar - 2020 (slides)
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