• Michael Otsuka
  • Michael Otsuka
  • Professor
  • Specialties: Normative Ethics, Applied Ethics (public policy), Political Philosophy
  • Office: 106 Somerset St - 531
  • Phone: (848) 932-0415


Curriculum Vitae


I received my doctorate from Oxford, where I was a student of G. A. Cohen’s. I also completed the B.Phil in Philosophy at Oxford and a B.A. in Political Science at Yale. I am the author of Libertarianism without Inequality (OUP, 2003) and How to Pool Risks across Generations: The Case for Collective Pensions (OUP, 2023). Although my work is primarily in normative ethics, political philosophy, and public policy, I have also published articles in metaphysics on free will and personal identity. Before coming to Rutgers in 2022, I taught at the London School of Economics, University College London, and UCLA.