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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 (adler@law.duke.edu) and Ole Norheim (Ole.Norheim@uib.no).

Friday, October 6, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday, October 7, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Duke Law School, Room 3000

Full schedule


Friday, Oct. 6
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 AM
Session 1: The Theory of Prioritarianism: Matt Adler (Duke University)

9:45 – 10:00 AM
Break

10:00 – 11:15 AM
Session 2: The Measurement of Social Progress: Koen Decancq (University of Antwerp) and Erik Schokkaert (University of Leuven)

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Break

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Session 3: Optimal Taxation: Matti Tuomala (University of Tampere) and Matt Weinzierl (Harvard University)

12:45 – 1:45 PM
Lunch

1:45 – 3:00 PM
Session 4: Health Care: Richard Cookson (University of York) and Ole Norheim (University of Bergen)

3:00 – 3:15 PM
Break

3:15 – 4:30 PM
Session 5: Environmental, Health and Safety Regulation: James Hammitt (Harvard University) and Nicolas Treich (Toulouse School of Economics)

Saturday, Oct. 7
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 AM
Session 6: Climate Change: Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University)

9:45 – 10:00 AM
Break

10:00 – 11:15 AM
Session 7: Education Policy: Erwin Ooghe (University of Leuven) and Mari Rege (University of Stavanger)

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Break

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Session 8: Equality of Opportunity: Francisco Ferreira (World Bank) and Vito Peragine (University of Bari)

12:45 – 2:00 PM
Session 9: Working Lunch – Skype Presentation
Empirical Research into Ethical Preferences: Alexander Cappelen (Norwegian School of Economics) and Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics)

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Wrap-up Conversation: Discussion of Next Steps

 April 3, 2017