Klaudijo Klaser

Klaudijo Klaser

Post:
Centre for the Study of Social Justice Visiting Doctoral Student
Visiting:
27 January 2017 until 15 October 2017
Email:
klaudijo.klaser@politics.ox.ac.uk
Office Address:
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford. OX1 3UQ

I graduated in Finance and I am currently a PhD student in Economics and Management at the University of Trento. All my research interests rest on the Rawlsian Social Contract Theory and the main aim of my PhD thesis is to provide some economic interpretations of the Rawlsian Justice within the intergenerational and international frameworks. How should we redistribute resources across time? How should we redistribute resources across countries? Rawls himself tries to provide some bashful answers to those questions, and meanwhile the secondary literature is united in the critique to those answers, it is messy in providing convincing and coherent alternatives. During my visiting period at the CSSJ I will be inclined to universalize the Rawlsian difference principle, extending systematically its validity across time and space. A broader difference principle consequently implies better social and economic institutions. Similar principle, valid intergenerationally and internationally, will then allow to understand if institutions like the European Union or the Public Debt, for what concerns their redistributive effects, can be considered fair from a Rawlsian perspective.

Research interests: compliance and conformity, inequalities, income redistribution, international justice, intergenerational justice, institutional economics, Rawlsian Social Contract Theory