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Lisa Herzog

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Lisa Herzog received her doctorate degree (D.Phil.) from the University of Oxford, UK where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Since then, she has worked at the Technical University Munich, Germany, St. Gallen University, Switzerland, and most recently on a research project at the Cluster "Normative Orders" and the Institut für Sozialforschung, Frankfurt, Germany. Her research focuses on the relation between economics and philosophy. Her first book is "Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel, and Political Theory" (Oxford University Press 2013). In 2014 she published "Freiheit gehört nicht nur den Reichen: Plädoyer für einen zeitgemäßen Liberalismus" [Freedom not just for the rich - a plea for a well-understood liberalism] (C.H.Beck) for a broader audience. She has published scholarly articles in German and English on Smith, Hegel, non-ideal theorizing, markets, and virtue ethics. Currently, she works on a book project on ethical agency in organizational contexts and on questions of ethics in finance.

In 2015-16, Lisa will return to a postdoc position in Frankfurt, and a research project on ethics in financial markets. She'll continue to work on questions of ethics in organizations and normative aspects of the financial system. Among other things, she'll edit a volume provisionally entitled "Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society.“ In 2016/17, she'll have a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, working on a project on the division of moral labour.