Finance, Ethics and Society. Reflections in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis
The purpose of this seminar is to enquire into the behaviour of financial markets. It will assess to what extent financial markets comply with ethical norms and fulfill a positive role for society, in light of the global financial crisis. The seminar will shed new light on the reality of financial markets and businesses in our globalized economy. It will identify best practices as well as crucial areas that deserve more debate in the public arena and political reforms.
The distinguished speakers include law and economics scholars, judges, and international civil servants. They will analyze the relationships between market participants, regulators, and the wider public. The respective roles of self-regulation, international and domestic laws, and litigation and criminal prosecution will be debated.
The first part will be devoted to ethics in finance and business. It will focus on corruption, sovereign wealth funds, money laundering and terrorism financing, and frauds. The second part will deal with the global financial crisis and its determinants. It will examine international and domestic investigations into credit rating agencies, and the importance of morality for criminal behaviours and financial crises.