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max Weber Fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-696  (ext: 2696)
Office: VPA 205

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Political and Social Sciences

Mentor: Andrea Sangiovanni
Thematic Groups: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa; Ideas, Concepts and Theory


Jens van 't Klooster received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in 2018. 

His PhD dissertation, ‘How to make money: Distributive Justice, Finance, and Monetary Constitutions’, contributes to the philosophical understanding of money and finance. Financial intermediation enables economic agents to allocate money over time, which affects not only the opportunities that are available to them, but also has pervasive systemic consequences. The dissertation develops normative concepts that respond to the ever-growing role of financial markets and explores a range of objections to the global financial system as it exists today.  

During the Max Weber Fellowship, Jens will continue his research at the intersection of political philosophy, politics and economics with a particular focus on the future of the Euro. He is currently working on the collateral framework of the European Central Bank and its evolving approaches to risk-management from 1988 to the present. 

Jens is also interested in topics related to corporate governance and alternative models of economic democracy.

Jena has taught historical and systematic philosophy courses as well as interdisciplinary PPE courses at the Universities of Amsterdam, Bayreuth, and Cambridge.



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