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Iñigo González Ricoy

ICREA Acadèmia 2020

Universitat de Barcelona · Humanities

Iñigo González Ricoy

I am an associate professor of political philosophy at the University of Barcelona. I am also a member of the Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy, which has been recently acknowledged as a María de Maeztu unit of excellence, and an external member of the Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale at the Université de Louvain and the Law and Philosophy group at Pompeu Fabra University, where I held postdoctoral positions in the past. I have also been a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, and Columbia University, a visiting professor at UPF, and during my doctorate, which I obtained in 2012 at UB, a visiting student at University College London, New York University, and the Universidade do Minho. 

Research interests

My research is in political philosophy and revolves around four areas. The first focuses on the changing nature and significance of work and labor relations, including nonstandard employment relations. Another is the political theory of the firm, which inspects the organization and governance of business firms from a normative perspective. The third asks which duties, if any, we have toward future generations and which institutions may realize them best. Finally, I am also interested in foundational issues in democratic theory, including the relationship between constitutionalism and democracy and that between economic and political disparities. My recent work in these areas has appeared in journals including Philosophy and Public Affairs, the European Journal of Philosophy, and WIREs Climate Change, and I am completing a monograph, Labor in the Boardroom, under contract with Oxford University Press.


Democratic theory, intergenerational justice, work.

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