Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance

New Publication

Christoph Lütge; Matthias Uhl: Wirtschaftsethik

Vahlen 2018: Link

Call for Abstracts

The Peter Loescher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance at the Technical University of Munich and the research group “Ethics of Digitization” organize an international conference on “Digitization and Business Ethics“. The conference will be held at the Technical University of Munich from 20 – 21 September 2018.

Digitization is changing all aspects of human life and has become a prominent topic across disciplines. Due to the complexity of the issues of digitization, they need to be addressed in a transdisciplinary way. This conference focuses specifically on questions of business ethics linked to digitization issues. Digitization is a major topic in economics and business management, political sciences, engineering, medicine and ethics. Business ethics needs to undertake a balanced assessment of the opportunities, risks and social norms in a world increasingly shaped by digital technologies.

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Lectures of Prof. Lütge in autumn 2017

28.9. Geneva, Switzerland (Invited Speaker at WTO Workshop on Modern Slavery): The Sustainable Development Goals and the Fight Against Modern Slavery

06.10. Munich, Germany Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Symposium: "Soziale Marktwirtschaft – Ein Ordnungsmodell für die digitale Weltwirtschaft“

16.10. Singapore (Invited Keynote Speaker at Symposium „Beyond the Hype: The Impact of Industry 4.0 our Social and Political Landscape“ by DAAD and TUM Asia): Ethics and Innovation in Industry 4.0

17.10. Singapore (Invited Speaker at Symposium „Beyond the Hype: The Impact of Industry 4.0 our Social and Political Landscape“ by DAAD and TUM Asia): The New German Ethical Code for Autonomous Cars

30.10. Chiba University, Japan (Invited Speaker at Conference on Fairness): Fairness from a Business Ethics Perspective Flyer

31.10. Chiba University, Japan (Invited Lecture): An Ethics Code for Self-Driving Cars: The Case from Germany Flyer

16.11. Bielefeld, Germany Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Workshop: Incentives, costs and epistemic quality

20.11. Ottawa, Canada (Invited Speaker at Workshop by German Embassy): A New Ethics Code for Autonomous Cars: What Can it Achieve?

24.11. Paris, France (Invited Panelist at International Day on Mobility of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition)

30.11. Hannover, Germany (Herrenhäuser Forum der VW-Stiftung): Ethische Aspekte von Industrie 4.0. For more information, please click here.

06.12. Munich, Germany (Institute for Advanced Studies (TUM)): Report on the world’s first set of ethical guidelines for automated driving

Munich Lecture in Business Ethics 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. The talk was held this year 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".

Prof. Lütge on competition control and class-action lawsuits againts car companies in ZDF

In the course of the debate on a diesel ban and the vicinity of politics and major car companis in Germany, Prof. Lütge advocates that class-action lawsuits are "a decent instrument" to promote innovation.

"Closing the mind to innovation means putting jobs at risk"

Dr. Julian Mueller receives the Roman Herzog Forschungspreis Soziale Marktwirtschaft

We congratulate our former Ph.D. student Dr. Julian Müller (now at Brown University) on receiving the Roman Herzog Forschungspreis Soziale Marktwirtschaft!
He received the first price for his dissertation on the subject "Polycentric Democracy. Making Use of Diversity".

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Ethics Committee for Automated Driving presents its final report

The Ethics Committee for Automated Driving presented its final report on 20.06.2017. As a member of the Committee, Prof. Lütge contributed a (business-)ethical point of view on the subject.

You can find further Information on the following website (in German):

Just published:

Christoph Lütge and Christoph Strosetzki (ed.)

Zwischen Bescheidenheit und Risiko: Der Ehrbare Kaufmann im Fokus der Kulturen

Springer 2017: Link


Christoph Lütge and Nikil Mukerji (ed.)

Order Ethics: An Ethical Framework for the Social Market Economy

Springer 2016: Link