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Global Catastrophic Risks Conference - Reading List

Bostrom, Nick, 2011, 'The Concept of Existential Risk'.

Bostrom, Nick and Milan Cirkovic, eds., 2008, Global Catastrophic Risks, Oxford University Press: Introduction available here.

Bostrom, Nick, 2007, “Technological Revolutions: Ethics and Policy in the Dark” in B. Gordijn/R. Chadwick (eds.), Medical Enhancement and Posthumanity, Springer.

Bostrom, Nick and Tegmark, Max, 2005, ‘ How Unlikely is a Doomsday Catastrophe? ’ in Nature 438, 754.

Bostrom, Nick, 2003, 'Astronomical Waste: The Opportunity Cost of delayed Technological Development' in Utilitas, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2003): pp. 308-314

Bostrom, Nick, 2002, 'Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Issues' in the Journal of Evolution and Technology, Vol.9'.

Leslie, John 1996, The End of the World, Routledge.

Matheny, Jason, ‘Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction’, Risk Analysis 27 (5) (2007), 1335-1344

Posner, Richard A., 2004, Catastrophe – Risk and Response, Oxford University Press.

Rees, Martin 2003, Our Final Century, Random House, UK (published in US as Our Final Hour, Basic Books).

Weitzmann, Martin, (2007) ‘Structural Uncertainty and the Value of Statistical Life in the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change’ NBER Working Paper No. 13490

Sunstein, Cass, 2007, Worst Case Scenarios, Harvard University Press

Toby Ord, Rafaela Hillerbrand, Anders Sandberg, Probing the Improbable: Methodological Challenges for Risks with Low Probabilities and High Stakes, arXiv:0810.5515v1 [physics.soc-ph], forthcoming in Journal of Risk Research

An external bibliography by Seth Baum