Gustaf Arrhenius

Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University

Affiliated researcher at the Collège d’études mondiales; the Institute for Future Studies; and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

Member of the Tampere Club and the Young Academy of Sweden

He has recently been Torgny Segerstedt Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study; visiting researcher at l’Institut d’études avancées-Paris and CERSES, CNRS, Paris; Senior Visiting Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford; and Fellow at SCAS. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Toronto and his FD in practical philosophy from Uppsala University. Arrhenius research interests are primarily in moral and political philosophy, and he is especially interested in issues in the intersection between moral and political philosophy and the medical and social sciences (e.g., economics, law, and political science). He has written extensively on our moral obligations to future generations, applying the methods of social choice and game theory.

Currently he’s researching issues in population ethics, the structure of value, measurement of inequality, democratic theory, and the measurement and fair distribution of power. See here for a popular presentation of his recent research in English and here for a French version.

Gustaf Arrhenius’ home page

Marc Fleurbaey

Director of the Chair on the Economics of Welfare and Social Justice at the CEM FMSH (Paris)
Robert E. Kuenne Professor of Economics and Humanistic Studies at the University of Princeton (USA)

He obtained his PhD at EHESS in 1994, and then was a professor of economics and CNRS researcher in France.
He has published Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare (Oxford 2008) and A Theory of Fairness and Social Welfare (Cambridge 2011, with F. Maniquet), as well as many articles in welfare economics, public economics, and political philosophy in journals such as Econometrica, the Journal of Economic Theory, or the Journal of Political Economy.

Marc Fleurbaey’s web page

Stéphane Zuber

Chargé de Recherche at CNRS, affiliated with CERSES, Université Paris-Descartes and CNRS

Coordinator of the Chair on Welfare Economics and Social Justice at CEM-FMSH

Coordinator of the project EquiRisk

Associated researcher with the Chair of Integrative Risk Management and Economics (IRME), Center for Economic Research, ETH Zürich

He obtained his PhD at Toulouse School of Economics in 2007, and then was a postdoctoral research student at CORE, Université catholique de Louvain, under a FP7 intra-european research fellowship.

He has published several papers in international peer-reviewed journal such as the Journal of Economic Theory, the International Economic Review, Social Choice and Welfare or Theory and Decision.

Stéphane Zuber’s website

Online papers

H. Orri Stefánsson

Orri is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Franco-Swedish Program in Philosophy and Economics since March 2014.

Before that, he was a PhD student in philosophy at London School of Economics and Political Science.

His main areas of research are: decision theory and formal epistemology; philosophical logic; moral and political philosophy; counterfactuals; probability and chance.

Orri’s webpage:




Wlodek RABINOWICZ, U. Lund and LSE, 09/01/14-18/01/14

François MANIQUET, U.C. Louvain, 13/01/14-17/01/14; 13/05/14-14/05/14

Koen DECANCQ, U. Antwerpen, 13/01/14-24/01/14

Erik SCHOKKAERT, U. Leuven, 20/01/14-24/01/14

Martin RECHENAUER, U. München, 29/01/14-31/01/14

Bo ROTHSTEIN, U. Göteborg, 27/03/14-30/03/14

Peter GÄRDENFORS, U. Lund, 31/03/14-04/04/14

Virginie PEROTIN, Leeds U., 06/04/14-14/04/14

Peter HEDSTRÖM, IFFS – Stockholm, 01/05/14-23/05/14

Chandra KUMAR, York U., 13/05/14-20/07/14

Koichi TADENUMA, Hitotsubashi U., 13/05/14-23/05/14

Katie STEELE, London School of Economics, 28/05/14-03/06/14

Nicole HASSOUN, Binghamton U., 01/06/14-30/06/14

Serena OLSARETTI, ICREA Barcelona, 22/06/14-25/06/14

Vito PERAGINE, U. Bari, 25/06/14-05/07/14


Chandra KUMAR, June 15–July 15

Michael J. ZIMMERMAN, May 25–June 9

Folke TERSMAN, May 16–May 22

Iwao HIROSE, May 1–July 15

John BROOME, Mar. 18–31

Franz DIETRICH, Spring

Wlodek RABINOWICZ, Jan. 10–20


Matthew ADLER, June

Erik CARLSON, June

Laurence KRANICH, June

Giacomo VALLETTA, mid-Apr.–mid-June

John WEYMARK, Apr.

Folke TERSMAN, Mar.

Vito PERAGINE, Feb.–June


François MANIQUET, Feb.

Koen DECANCQ, Jan.

Perspectives on Economic Democracy

April 29-30, 2013

This is an event organized by the Franco-Swedish Programme in Philosophy and Economics supported
by Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, and the
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.

Speakers and discussants:
Gustaf Arrhenius, Virginie Perotin, Jörgen Hermansson, Gregory Ponthière,
Sandrine Blanc, Per-Ola Öberg,Nicholas Vrousalis,Bo Rothstein,Emmanuel Picavet,
August Torngren Wartin, Franz Dietrich, Lars Lindkvist, Axel Gosseries, Lars Magnusson

CONVENOR: Gustaf Arrhenius

la Maison des Sciences de l’Hommes,
salle 638, 6ème étage (Noyau A), 190
avenue de France, Paris 13ème arrondissement


EquiRisk Seminar “Social ethics and Inequalities”

Mercredi 20 mars 2013 / March 20, 2013,
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH)

Ce séminaire fait partie des activités de la Chaire «Économie du Bien Être» du Collège d’Études Mondiales Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Hommes.

Il est organisé en collaboration avec le séminaire «Économie et Philosophie» du programme francosuédois Économie et Philosophie financé par la FMSH et le Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

This seminar is part of the activities of the Chair on
Welfare Economics at Collège d’Études Mondiales Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme.

It is organized in collaboration with the seminar “Economics and Philosophy” of the Franco
Swedish program on Economics and Philosophy funded by FMSH and the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.


Economic Democracy: Reflections on the Past and the Future

November 14, 2012

In the Thunberg Lecture Hall, scas, Linneanum, Thunbergsvägen 2, Uppsala

This is an event organized by the Franco-Swedish Programme in Philosophy and
Economics supported by Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (fmsh),
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (rj), and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (scas)


Topics in Economics and Philosophy

October 24-25, 2012

This is an event organized by the Franco-Swedish Programme in Philosophy and Economics together with
The National Committee in Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Scienceof the Royal Swedish Academy of
Sciences and supported by Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme,Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, and the
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.

SPEAKERS: Gustaf Arrhenius, Katharina Berndt, Luc Bovens, Till Grüne-Yanoff,
Johan E. Gustafsson, Sven Ove Hansson,Stephan Hartmann, Wlodek Rabinowicz,Stéphane Zuber

CONVENORS: Gustaf Arrhenius, Sven Ove Hansson, Wlodek Rabinowicz

VENUE: The Thunberg Lecture Hall, SCAS, Linneanum, Thunbergsvägen 2, Uppsala


Conference on Intergenerational Equity and Climate Change

June 14-15, 2012

Collège d’Etudes Mondiales – Chaire «Economie du bien-être»,
Franco-Swedish Program on Economics and Philosophy (FMSH-SCAS- Sveriges Riksbank)

Organizing committee:
Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University et Collège d’Etudes Mondiales)
et Stéphane Zuber (CERSES, Université Paris Descartes et CNRS).