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Is rational behaviour necessarily ethical?

donderdag, 11 oktober, 2012 - 15:00 to donderdag, 11 oktober, 2012 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Aula QD
Paul Jorion
Guest lecture


  • What is “rational” behaviour?
  • Rationality in philosophy and in economics are unrelated
  • The “homo oeconomicus”
  • Calculus and the development of economics 
  • The “homo oeconomicus” and ethics 

Back to the Stewardship of Finance programme

About the chair

‘Stewardship of Finance’ is sponsored by six major insurance companies and will focus on research as well as on education. Behind its foundation lies the believe that the current financial crisis has shown that a moral reflection is most certainly necessary.


Videos about the chair

All lectures and panel discussions wil be filmed and put online.

Holder of the chair

Koen ByttebierThe chairman of this chair is Professor Koen Byttebier of the Faculty of Law and Criminology.

Professor dr. Régine Feltkamp and Tom Wera will be in charge of coordinating with the partners and faculties involved. The project will also benefit from an active contribution by ULB.

Insurance companies

The six insurance companies which have agreed to support the chair are AG InsuranceAllianzBaloise Insurance,Belfius InsuranceEthias and P&V Groep.

AG InsuranceAllianzBaloise Insurance

Belfius InsuranceEthiasGroup P&V