About me

My research draws on philosophy, economics, psychology and data science to address ethical and political issues.

A foundational question in my research is what organizations have a duty to know about their impacts on society. I investigates how organizations can collect that knowledge as a basis for decision making, especially when algorithms are involved. What do organizations have in common that do this really well, and what those who fail?

I am the principal investigator of a research group at the University of Hamburg investigating what organizations have a duty to know, and which qualities help them to fulfill these duties. Learn more.

I have also made contributions to the ethics of finance, business ethics, and applied epistemology. My papers have appeared in numerous journals, including the Journal of Political Philosophy; Politics, Philosophy and Economics; the Midwest Studies in Philosophy, and collected volumes in Oxford University Press.

I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Groningen. I received a Master’s degree in philosophy from Oxford University, a BA degree in Philosophy & Economics from Bayreuth University, and a BA in European History from Bayreuth University.