The Institute of Ethics is offering a four year fully funded (stipends & fees) scholarship. The ideal candidate must have recently completed or expect very soon a Bachelor or Master degree or equivalent degree in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics. The candidate is expected to have first class or upper second-class honours (or equivalent) degree. For more information see: https://www.dcu.ie/ethics
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. There is broad agreement among scholars and policymakers that a cost-effective climate change action strategy should include carbon pricing. The design and implementation of carbon pricing instruments pose questions that have important ethical components. What type of carbon pricing instrument to adopt? What price should be put on carbon? What sectors to exempt? How should carbon revenues be used? This PhD project aims to contribute to the research on the ethics of carbon pricing by i) deepening the analysis of carbon taxes and emissions trading schemes by considering specific design features and ii) broadening the analysis to types of instruments currently ignored in the research. The analysis aims to provide recommendations to policymakers on the ethical design and implementation of carbon pricing.