John Broome is the White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was previously Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and before that Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol. He holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Swedish Col egium for Advanced Study in Uppsala. He is a Fel ow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science.
His main research at present is on normativity, rationality and reasoning. However, he has spent much of his life working on the theory of value, often on topics that connect philosophy and economics.
One of these is the value of human life, and his work on that topic has given him a practical interest in the ethics of climate change, and in the distribution of resources for health.
His published books are The Microeconomics of Capitalism (1983), Weighing Goods (1991), Counting the Cost of Global Warming (1992), Ethics Out of Economics (1999), and Weighing Lives (2004).
Round Table on The pursuit of justice; food and water for all