13 May 2014

Ethics Matters in Financial Theory

Ethics Matters

Not so long ago academic discussions of ethical matters were confined to the logic of the language of morals and the meaning of ethical statements. Events in this strand will put contemporary thinking in ethics to the test, and explore its practical relevance

Christian Walter, Associate Professor of Finance, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Ethics and Finance Chair, Collège d'études mondiales, Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme

Jean-Pierre Zigrand, Associate Professor of Finance, LSE and Director of the Systemic Risk Centre, LSE

Chair: Alex Voorhoeve, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

Is financial management a question of mathematics or a question of ethics? Are the tools of financial modelling ethically neutral? Christian Walter will argue that in the context of finance any preference in mathematics is also a preference in ethics and will discuss his ideas with financial economist Jean- Pierre Zigrand and philosopher Alex Voorhoeve.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfinancialethics


Localisation : Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
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