What Public Policy Can Be

An Interview with Matthew Adler


  • Matthew Adler Duke University, United States
  • Måns Abrahamson Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Akshath Jitendranath Paris School of Economics, France



Author Biographies

Matthew Adler, Duke University, United States

Matthew Adler is the Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy at Duke University, and is the founding director of the Duke Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy. His scholarship is interdisciplinary, drawing from welfare economics, normative ethics, and legal theory.

Måns Abrahamson, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Måns Abrahamson is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam. His fields of interest include philosophy of economics, value theory, and public policy. He is particularly interested in the conceptualisation and use of 'laundered preferences' in economic evaluations. Måns was an editor of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics from 2020–2023.

Akshath Jitendranath, Paris School of Economics, France

Akshath Jitendranath is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy and Economics at the Paris School of Economics. He works at the intersection of Economics and Philosophy. Akshath was an editor of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics from 2018–2022.




How to Cite

Adler, M., Abrahamson, M., & Jitendranath, A. (2024). What Public Policy Can Be: An Interview with Matthew Adler. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 16(2), 207–256. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v16i2.820