Munich Lecture in Business Ethics

The Munich Lecture in Business Ethics is an annual lecture series since 2011 that discusses current topics relating to business ethics. It is jointly held by the Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics of Prof. Lütge, and the Chair of Economics – Public Economics and Industrial Organization of Prof. Robert von Weizsäcker.



Current Year

2017: Samuel Bowles


The "7th Munich Lecture in Business Ethics" took place on November 9, 2017 at 6.30 pm at the Vorhölzer Forum on the grounds of the TU Munich. This year`s talk was held by Prof. Samuel Bowles of the Santa Fe Institute. The topic of his talk was: "The Moral Economy: Why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens".


Flyer in PDF.

Past Lectures

2016: Vernon Smith

Our "6th Munich Lecture in Business Ethics" was held by Dr. Vernon L. Smith (The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2002).

The topic of his talk was: "Adam Smith on Conduct and Rules: Trust Games; Emergence of Property".

Date: October 21, 2016 - 6 p.m.

Location: Karl Max von Bauernfeind Auditorium (TUM main campus, Room 2750)

2015: Nien-hê Hsieh

On December, 8th 2015 Prof. Nien-hê Hsieh of Harvard Business School gave a talk on the topic of "The Purpose or Purposes of Business".

Flyer in PDF

2014: Luciano Floridi

On 25 November 2014, Prof. Luciano Floridi (Oxford University) gave a talk addressing the topic of "Memory and Communication in the Age of Information".

2013: Kenneth Binmore

On 14 November 2013, Prof. Kenneth Binmore (ehem. UCL, University of Bristol and LSE) gave a lecture on "The Evolution of Fairness Norms".

2012: Reinhard Kardinal Marx

On 13 December 2012, Reinhard Kardinal Marx talked about "Wirtschaftliches Handeln im Spannungsfeld von Freiheit und Verantwortung."

2011: Deirdre McCloskey

On 7 December 2011, Prof. Deirdre N. McCloskey (Chicago) gave a talk on "Bourgeois Virtues"