Harvard Law School

“My interest in what policymaking processes capture and omit, combined with my interest in animal law, led me to my current research focus: how cost-benefit analyses systematically fail to account for nonhuman animals’ interests. Such omission yields policies that are insufficiently sensitive to harms that accrue, or foregone benefits that would accrue, to such animals. My ongoing writing projects argue that such insensitivity is unjustifiable as a matter of morality and of policy. They also suggest ways in which regulators can most tractably and accurately value nonhuman animals’ interests.”