INET Oxford's Programmes

Ethics and Economics


A group of economists, philosophers, lawyers, historians, regulators, and financial services practitioners convened a series of seminars and working groups to more deeply understand the role of ethics, values, codes of conduct, and behaviour in the financial sector.

The global financial crisis and its impacts have raised important questions about the role that ethics in economic thinking and the responsibilities that a market capitalist system has in relation to wider social and political concerns. In particular, the programme is examining the duty of care in financial institutions, how the culture and value systems of financial institutions changed in the years leading up to the crisis, and what practically might be done to encourage stronger and more ethically based standards of behaviour in financial and economic activity.

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