Paul Kelleher

Credentials: Associate Professor (Cornell, Ph.D. 2008)

Position title: Population-level Bioethics, Philosophy of Economics (esp. climate change economics)


Phone: 608-263-8561

1432 Medical Sciences Center

Professor Kelleher studies ethical and philosophical aspects of public policy, especially climate change policy and health policy. He is currently writing a book on the philosophical dimensions of the social cost of carbon, a key concept for regulatory policy concerned with greenhouse gas emissions. Recent publications include “Reflections on the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize Awarded to William Nordhaus” (Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 2019); “The Social Cost of Carbon from Theory to Trump,” in Kanbur & Shue (eds.) Climate Justice: Integrating Economics and Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2019); “Pure Time Preference in Intertemporal Welfare Economics” (Economics & Philosophy, 2017); and (with Gernot Wagner) “Prescriptivism, Risk Aversion, And Intertemporal Substitution In Climate Economics” (Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2018) and “Ramsey Discounting Calls for Subtracting Climate Damages from Economic Growth Rates” (Applied Economics Letters, 2019).