Global Priorities Institute

The Global Priorities Institute (GPI) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Oxford whose aim is to conduct foundational research that informs the decision-making of individuals and institutions seeking to do as much good as possible. It is directed by Hilary Greaves.

GPI was established in January 2018 with a seed grant of £2 million from Open Philanthropy and a commitment of another £2 million from two private philanthropists.[1] Currently, GPI's research focuses on two main areas: longtermism and general issues in cause prioritization.

Further reading

Greaves, Hilary et al. (2019) A research agenda for the Global Priorities Institute, Global Priorities Institute, February.

MacAskill, William, Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Dononvan & Andreas Mogensen (2018) Global Priorities Institute: our 2018 goals and research, Effective Altruism Global, October 27.

Wiblin, Robert & Kieran Harris (2018) Philosophy Prof Hilary Greaves on moral cluelessness, population ethics, probability within a multiverse, & harnessing the brainpower of academia to tackle the most important research questions, 80,000 Hours, October 23.

Global Priorities Institute. Official website.

Global Priorities Institute. Effective Altruism Forum account.

Donate to the Global Priorities Institute.

global priorities research | longtermism | population ethics

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    University of Oxford (2018) Global Priorities Institute opens at Oxford, Development Office, April 5.