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Financial Ethics: A Positivist Analysis

George A. Aragon


This book provides a framework for the study of financial ethics built on a broad review of research published in finance and economics journals. This book demonstrates that ethics is already an important part of financial research, and therefore the approach taken here is more of a “rediscovery” of the ethical dimension of financial economics. The book adopts a positivist framework for the field of financial ethics within which it is proposed that many “finance” problems are actually “ethics” problems; and that many economic phenomena can be explained as mechanisms for controlling moral risks ... More

Keywords: financial ethics, financial economics, governance, agency theory, trust, expropriation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305968
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305968.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George A. Aragon, author