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Guest PhD student analyzes local currencies and bitcoin

News: Jan 30, 2018

Louis Larue is visiting the Financial Ethics group as a guest PhD student in economics and will give a talk on Justice and the limits of money, Wednesday January 31.

Louis Larue is from the Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics, University of Louvain, Belgium. Besides his PhD studies he also works as a teaching assistant in economics in that same university.

– My research lies in economic and financial ethics, and in theories of money. In my thesis, I attempt to assess some alternative currency proposals from the perspective of social justice. I evaluate whether they constitute efficient currencies (reliable means of exchange and store of value), and fair currencies (relying on a just creation process and securing a fair distribution of advantages).

Why are you doing this research stay?

– I received a prize from the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences, and I decided to use it to travel abroad. I chose the Financial Ethics Research Group because it fits with my interests, and because I knew Joakim Sandberg’s work as well as Clément Fontan’s research.

Louis Larue will present his work on money and justice on Wednesday 31; and on Bitcoin later on in February.

Research Seminar in Practical Philosophy and Political Theory

Wednesday, 13:15 at Olof Wijksgatan 6 in room T340.
31 January: Louis Larue on Justice and the limits of money


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