Year: Ph.D. June 2009
Thesis Title: A Liberal Theory of Natural Resource Property Rights
Major Field: Theory
Advisors: Dennis Thompson, Nancy Rosenblum, Jerry Green, Nicolaus Tideman, Eric Beerbohm
Joseph Mazor (BA, BS University of Pennsylvania) graduated with a PhD in June of 2009 from the interdisciplinary Political Economy and Government Program. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Center for Human Values at Princeton University. His primary research interests lie in the intersection of normative political theory and economics, with a particular focus on questions of distributive justice. In his dissertation, he examines the normative foundations of natural resource property rights and argues that justice requires a highly egalitarian distribution of natural resource wealth. Joseph also has a secondary research interest in deliberative democracy. He was a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics in 2007-2008 and a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard Center for Ethics in 2008-2009.