dr. C.B. (Constanze) Binder

Constanze Binder
Faculty of Philosophy
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Constanze Binder is assistant professor in Philosophy at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, co-director of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics and programme director of the Research Master programme in Philosophy and Economics. Constanze studied Economics and Environmental System Science at Graz University and obtained a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Groningen. She previously taught in the Philosophy Departments of Groningen and Leiden University, worked at the Economics Department of the University of Osnabrück, and contributed to projects for the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Environment and the Austrian Human Dimensions Program. Constanze’s research is on interface of philosophy and economics, with a particular focus on the analysis of freedom, responsibility and distributive justice in political philosophy and welfare economics, as well as on the ethics of individual and collective decision making in politics and economics. 

  • C.B. Binder (2019). Agency, Freedom and Choice (Theory and Decision Library A: - Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences). Dordrecht: Springer
  • C.B. Binder, H.C.K. Heilmann & J.J. Vromen (2016). The future of the Philosophy of Economics (Routledge Special Issues as Books Series). London and New York: Routledge
  • C.B. Binder, G. Codognato, M. Teschl & Y. Xu (2015). Individual and Collective Choice and Social Welfare - Essays in Honor of Nick Baigent. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag
  • C.B. Binder & I.A.M. Robeyns (2019). Economic Ethics and the Capability Approach. In M.D. White (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics . Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • C.B. Binder & M. van Hees (2015). Moral Responsibility and Individual Choice. In C.B.. Binder, C. Heilmann & J.J. Vromen (Eds.), Individual and Collective Choice and Social Welfare - Essays in Honor of Nick Baigent’ (pp. 95-105). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag
  • C.B. Binder, M. Teschl & Y. Xu (2015). An Interview with Nick Baigent. In C.B. dr. Binder, G. Codognato, M. Teschl & Y. Xu (Eds.), Individual and Collective Choice and Social Welfare - Essays in Honor of Nick Baigent (pp. 365-377). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag
  • C.B. Binder, G. Codognato, M. Teschl & Y. Xu (2015). Introduction. In C.B. dr. Binder, G. Codognato, M. Teschl & Y. Xu (Eds.), Individual and Collective Choice and Social Welfare - Essays in Honor of Nick Baigent (pp. 1-7). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag
  • C.B. Binder (2019, maart 7). A Capabilitarian Approach to Green Liberalism. The Center for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, KU Leuven, Workshop Foundational Issues of the Capability Approach.
  • C.B. Binder (2018, oktober 17). The Conception and Value of Freedom in the Capability Approach. University of Amsterdam, Philosophy and Public Affairs Colloquium.
  • C.B. Binder Advice on Value Judgements in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement Design, University of Oxford, U.K., June 2012. Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, Invitation to the Workshop on Value Judgements in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement Design.
  • C.B. Binder (2015, maart 20). Walking a mile in your shoes: an escape from Arrovian impossibilities. ILLC Workshop on Collective Decision Making 2015, University of Amsterdam, Invited Speaker.
  • C.B. Binder (2015, juli 4). Action-Guidance and Theories of Justice. Network on Economic Ethics and Globalization, Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, Germany, Invited Presentation by the Network on Economic Ethics and Globalization.
  • C.B. Binder (2016, juni 20). Freedom in the Capability Approach. Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Invited presentation at the Utrecht Development Ethics Workshop.
  • C.B. Binder (2016, september 2). Invited Speaker on Panel "Capability approaches and non-welfarism: an historical perspective" (organized by Antoinette Baujard and funded by Tamotsu Nishizawa). Hitsobashi University, Tokyo, Japan, Human Development and Capability Association 2016 Conference.
  • C.B. Binder (2017, april 13). Walking a mile in your shoes: an escape from Arrovian impossibilities. Seminars GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne in Saint-Etienne, Invited Research Seminar Presentation.
  • C.B. Binder (2017, mei 19). Walking a mile in your Shoes: an Escape from Arrovian Impossibilities. École d’Economie d’Aix-Marseille, Université de Marseille, Séminaire Philosophie Economique.
  • C.B. Binder (2016, september 6). Invited Speaker at the International Workshop 2016, "Economic Thought of Cambridge, Oxford, LSE and the Transformation of the Welfare State" (organized and funded by Tamotsu Nishizawa). Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, International Workshop 2016, "Economic Thought of Cambridge, Oxford, LSE and the Transformation of the Welfare State" (organized and funded by Tamotsu Nishizawa).
  • C.B. Binder (2015, november 26). Regulating Free Markets to Promote Freedom. Sorbonne 1, Paris, France, Invited Speaker: Workshop on Basic Rights, Relational Ethics and Financial Constraints.
  • C.B. Binder, H.C.K. Heilmann & J.J. Vromen (Eds.). (2015) Journal of Economic Methodology .
  • C.B. Binder (2014, juli 2). Regulating Free Markets to Promote Freedom. Bad Homburg, Germany, Invitation to the Network on Economic Ethics and Globalization.
  • C.B. Binder (2014, maart 7). Conceptions of Freedom in the Capability Approach. University Paris X Ouest Nanterre, Paris, France, Invitation to give the Keynote Lecture at the International Conference "On Negative Liberty and its Critics".
  • C.B. Binder (2012, november 23). Comparative Approaches to Justice: A Problem of Policy Cycles. Political Theory Workshop, University Bayreuth, Germany, Invited Lecture.
  • C.B. Binder (2012, februari 17). The Capability Approach between Preference Adaptation and Hidden Paternalism: Two Problems and One Solution. Seminaire COURNOT, Universite de Strasbourg, France, Invitation to the Research Seminar.
  • C.B. Binder (2011, september 5). Identity, Freedom and Agency. Den Haag, International conference of the Human Development and Capabilities Association.
  • C.B. Binder (2011, november 10). Diversity Revealed. Venice, Italy, Workshop 'Philosophical Aspects of Social Choice'.
  • C.B. Binder (2011, oktober 15). Identity, Freedom and Agency. Amsterdam, OZSE conference.

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