On May 13th, Christian Walter (Associate Professor of Finance, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Director of the Ethics and Finance Chair, Catholic University of Paris) and Jean-Pierre Zigrand (Associate Professor of Finance, LSE and Director of the Systemic Risk Centre, LSE) are invited in the Forum for European Philosophy organised by the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at London School of Economics (from 6.00 to 8.00 pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE). Chair: Alex Voorhoeve(Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE). The title of the discussion will be “Ethics Matters in Financial Theory“.
Abstract: 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.