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About Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams's research interests lie in moral and political philosophy and practical rationality, as well as intersecting areas in economics and politics. He is especially interested in issues of distributive justice, including ones arising across states and generations. His current work examines how egalitarian distributive principles should accommodate concerns with personal and collective choice and responsibility, and how such principles should guide the design of social institutions that shape the prospects of children, parents, the elderly, and future generations.
Since 2009 Williams has been a Research Professor at the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), based in the Department of Law at Pompeu Fabra University. He has held previous positions at York, Reading and Warwick, where he remains an Associate Fellow in Philosophy. He has also been a visiting professor in the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale University and the Department of Philosophy at Harvard, and a Faculty Fellow in Ethics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.


Present Associate Fellow in PAIS, University of Warwick
Present Research Professor, Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)


Research Interests

Ethics and Political Philosophy and Rational Action

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Contact Information
Departament de Dret
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Trias Fargas 25
08005 Barcelona