Date: 3-5 November 2016
University of Bayreuth, Germany

The Finance and Social Justice conference at the University of Bayreuth will discuss questions at the intersection of finance and social justice. The conference will bring together about 40 participants from philosophy, economics, and related disciplines such as sociology, law, political science, and economic history who work on finance and social justice. Please see the Call for Papers for more details.

The application for speakers is now closed. 

Keynote Speaker

Martin O'Neill - Keynote Speaker

Martin O’Neill is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy in the Department of Politics at the University of York, UK. He works on a number of topics in moral and political philosophy. He is especially interested in equality and social justice, freedom and responsibility, and a number of issues at the intersection of political philosophy and public policy, including taxation, financial regulation, corporate governance, labour unions, insurance, climate change, the welfare state, education and health.


Dirk Bezemer is Professor of economics at Groningen University, NL. He works on the relation of credit and financial systems to macroeconomic outcomers including income growth, income inequality and financial fragility. His 2009-2010 work on financial fragility and economic models was widely quoted. He  has published on  economic methodology, causes and consequences of the crisis, the Great (Im)moderation, and financial cycles. He is inspired by Keynes, Schumpeter, Minsky and Godley. 


Invited Speakers


Boudewijn de Bruin
(University of Groningen)


Katharina Pistor
(Columbia Law School)


The conference has received generous financial support from the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Departments of Philosophy and Economics of the University of Bayreuth.

Young Scholars Initiative