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May 13th, 2014

Ethics Matters in Financial Theory

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

May 13th, 2014

Ethics Matters in Financial Theory

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Christian Walter/ Jean-Pierre Zigrand/ Alex Voorhoeve

Tuesday 13 May 2014, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre

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 argued that in the context of finance any preference in mathematics is also a preference in ethics and discussed his ideas with financial economist Jean-Pierre Zigrand and philosopher Alex Voorhoeve.

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