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Joakim Sandberg

Joakim Sandberg is Director of the Financial Ethics group and Professor of Practical Philosophy at University of Gothenburg. He is also Professor of Economics and Finance from a Humanist Perspective at University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Joakim was selected as Wallenberg Academy Fellow by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 2014.

Joakim holds an MBA in business and economics (2003) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (2008). He does research in the intersections between moral and political philosophy and studies in business and economics. Much of his recent work has focused on how to get financial institutions such as banks and pension funds to take a stronger responsibility for the societal and environmental effects of their activities. Joakim has led, or participated in, research projects on sustainable investment, institutional investment and fiduciary duty, consumers’ attitudes towards responsible finance, microfinance and the philosophy of responsible finance.

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Adrian Walsh

Adrian Walsh is Guest Professor in the Financial Ethics group and Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England. He is a political philosopher who has written extensively on a wide variety of normative issues concerning markets and economic theory. He also works on questions of philosophical methodology and, in particular, on the use of thought experiments in ethical and political theory. He has published four books including The Morality of Money (2008) and Ethics, Money and Sport (2007). Most recently he was a co-editor of the collection entitled The Ethical Underpinnings of Climate Economics (2016). He is currently working on a project on the ethics and politics of austerity. He also works on historical and normative issues regarding the practice of lending money at interest.

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Richard Endörfer

Richard Endörfer is a Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Philosophy at University of Gothenburg under supervision of Joakim Sandberg. His research focuses on theories of just distribution of Systemic Financial Risk. Richard holds a BA degree in Cultural Sciences (University of Saarbruecken) and a MA degree in Philosophy and Economics (University of Bayreuth).
 

Alexander Andersson

Alexander Andersson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Philosophy at the University of Gothenburg under supervision of Joakim Sandberg. The central topic of his dissertation regards the possibilities of having a just pay theory based upon the concept of desert. Ultimately, his research will focus on the justification of the current bonus culture within the financial sector and examine what kind of regulations that are reasonable to pursue. Alexander holds an M.A. in Practical Philosophy and an M.A. in Theoretical Philosophy.
 

Nina van Heeswijk

Nina van Heeswijk is a Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Philosophy at University of Gothenburg. Her research focuses on theories of global distributive justice and consumer ethics. Nina currently works on a dissertation called “Global Justice, Special Relations and the Global Economy: The Moral Duties of Individual Consumers”. Nina holds an MA in Philosophy (Utrecht University).

 

PREVIOUS MEMBERS

David Rönnegard

David Rönnegard was a research fellow in financial ethics at University of Gothenburg 2017-2018. His current research is focused on the responsibilities of shareholders as part of a sustainable financial system. David is an economist (M.Sc. Stockholm School of Economics) and philosopher (Ph.D. London School of Economics) specialized on corporate social responsibility (CSR), with a particular emphasis on political, moral, and strategic justifications for CSR.
 

Clément Fontan

Clément Fontan was a post-doctoral researcher in financial ethics at University of Gothenburg 2017-2018. His research focuses on central banking and the crisis of financialized capitalism. Clément holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Grenoble and his dissertation dealt with how the European Central Bank extended its political influence during the Eurozone crisis. During his post-docs at Montreal University and the CNRS, he also studied how central banks contributed to inequality. He has published in preeminent academic journals in French and English and he is currentlt working on a monograph for Polity Press entitled "Do Central Banks serve the people?".
 

Gunnar Sigvaldasson

Gunnar Sigvaldasson was a PhD Candidate at University of Iceland and participant in the research project “The Reality of Money”, led by Dr. Eyja Margrét Brynjarsdóttir and funded by Rannís - The Icelandic Centre for Research. The main focus of his research are markets, commodification and the way in which our concepts of human nature influence how we view markets. His background is mainly in normative ethics and political theory although he is interested in various aspects of both philosophy and politics.

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Joakim Sandberg

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Box 200, se-405 30 GÖTEBORG

Visiting Address:
Olof Wijksgatan 6, room T333

Phone:
+46 31-786 4571

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