Philosophy of Finance

The Philosophy of Finance Working Group draws together undergraduate and graduate students in order to explore the work of both scholars and practitioners in order to address the fundamental questions raised by the practice of finance.

The program seeks to create the space necessary for this interdisciplinary approach, melding theory and practice, to cultivate a fullness and nuanced disposition towards the field of finance.

The Philosophy of Finance Working Group meets monthly over lunch to explore fundamental questions raised in the practice of finance.

Fall 2018

For our inaugural year, we will consult classic and contemporary texts on the nature of money, providing insight into pressing questions like the Eurocrisis and the rise of cryptocurrency. We welcome interested undergraduate and graduate students, particularly those in related disciplines.

The Philosophy of Finance Working Group meets once a month on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:20 PM in Bishop White Room in Houston Hall.  We will dive into the Philosophy of Money for the full year and the dates for the Fall semester are: Oct 9th, Nov 13th, and Dec 4th. Lunch will be provided.

To apply, please send a brief statement of interest to our Program Fellow, Philippe Becker, at