John Broome

White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford.
Adjunct Professor, Australian National University, Canberra

John Broome holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Cambridge, an MA
in Philosophy from the University of London and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. He was Lecturer in Economics at Birkbeck College of the University of London,
Reader and then Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol and Professor of Philosophy at the
University of St Andrews. He has been a SCAS Fellow on four previous occasions. He has also held
visiting posts at All Souls College, University of Oxford; the Australian National University, Canberra; the
University of Virginia, Charlottesville; Princeton University; the University of Washington, Seattle; the
University of British Columbia, Vancouver; and the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Broome’s books are The Microeconomics of Capitalism (1983), Weighing Goods: Equality, Uncertainty
and Time
(1991), Counting the Cost of Global Warming (1992), Ethics Out of Economics (1999),
Weighing Lives (2004), Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World (2012) and Rationality Through

Broome is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Foreign Member
of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He holds an honorary doctorate from Lund University.

At SCAS, Broome will be continuing his work on normativity, rationality and reasoning.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2014-15.