Justice and Markets

Academic Conference

  • January 8-10, 2018

Markets are utilized to allocate all sorts of goods. But are there any limits to what should be allocated through markets? And what is the role of the market mechanisms in theories of distributive justice? The conference invites contributions pertaining to the relationship between justice and markets, as well as discussions of markets and justice from a wide range of perspectives.

The conference brings together academics, to present and discuss research related to markets and justice. Given the prominence and importance of justice and markets within different areas of research, contributions from different perspectives, including philosophy, politics and bioethics, are welcome. Presenters will be given one hour to present their work and receive feedback from other participants.


Andreas Albertsen, Political Science, Aarhus BSS

Lasse Nielsen, Philosophy, University of Southern Denmark

The Conference is funded by The Carlsberg Foundation and The Danish Council for Independent Research 

Keynote speakers

James Stacey Taylor (New Jersey)

Janet Radcliffe Richards (Oxford)

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus)

Nicholas Vrousalis (Leiden)

Time and place

The conference will be held at the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark on January 8-10, 2018.


Adrian Walsh, Aksel Braanen Sterri, Anca Gheaus, Andreas Albertsen, Andreas Bengtson, Andreas Cassee, Andrew Walton, Alexandru Volacu, Ben Sachs, David V. Axelsen, Fabio Wolkenstein, Göran Duus Otterström, Hugh Lazenby, Jakob Thrane Mainz, James Christensen, Jens Damgaard Thaysen, Jonathan Benson, Katharina Nieswandt, Katla Hedinsdottir, Lasse Nielsen, Markus Furendal, Michael Bennet, Nana Cecilie Halmsted Kongsholm, Ole Martin Moen, Patrick Joseph Cockburn, Rasmus Madsen, Rasmus Uhrenfeldt, Roberto Fumagalli, Simon Rippon, Sofie Frøkjær, Søren Flinch Midtgaard, Tim Meijers, Tom Parr

Papers and participation

If you wish to present a paper please send an abstract to Lasse Nielsen at lasseni@sdu.dk before december 1st. If you wish to participate please notify Lasse before the same date.

Participation is free, there is no registration fee. A free dinner is offered to all registered guests. 

The conference also invites anyone who is scheduled to present at the conference to upload their papers below.

As we get closer to the start of the conference, papers from the speakers and presenters will be available here.