Manuel Woersdoerfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manuel Woersdoerfer

Contact
woersdoerfer@wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de
+49 (0)69-798 34782

Profession / Affiliation
Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’

Goethe-University Frankfurt

Areas of Expertise
Economic Ethics/Business Ethics: Sustainable Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Human Rights, Equator Principles
History of Economic Thought: Ordnungsökonomik/Ordo-Economics, Ordo-/ Neoliberalism and Social Market Economy
Behavioural Economics, Economic Psychology and Neuroeconomics
Economic Policy
European Integration

Curriculum Vitae
Education
PhD, Business Ethics/History of Economic Thought (GPA: magna cum laude) 2008-2011
Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main/Germany
Thesis: The Normative and Economic-Ethical Foundations of Ordoliberalism
Master of Arts, Philosophy & Economics (GPA: 1.3) 2004-2007
University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth/Germany
Thesis: Confucian Economic Ethics
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy & Economics (GPA: 1.7) 2001-2004
University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth/Germany
Thesis: Karl. R. Popper’s ‘Open Society and Its Enemies’

Work Experience
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main/Germany 2011-Present
Research Project: Self-Interest vs. the Common Good: On a Central Issue in Economic Ethics
Research Assistant, Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main/Germany 2008-2011
Research Area: Genesis of Norms in Economic Science
Thesis: The Normative and Economic-Ethical Foundations of German Neoliberalism
Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Germany 2008-Present
Both class and individual instruction at BA-, MA- and PhD-levels: Current Challenges in Economic Policy, Current Challenges in Economic Ethics, Foundations of Economic Policy, History of European Integration, Introductory Economics, Sustainable Finance, CSR and Equator Principles.
Visiting Researcher, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University/Canada July-Nov 2013
Visiting Researcher, Institute of Foreign Philosophy, Beijing University/China Nov-Dec 2012
Visiting Researcher, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, Toronto/Canada Jan-May 2012

Abstract
4 June 2013 marked the formal launch of the third generation of the Equator Principles (EP III) and the tenth anniversary of the EPs – enough reasons for evaluating the EPs initiative from an economic ethics and business ethics perspective. This chapter deals with the following questions: What has been achieved so far by the EPs? Which reform steps need to be adopted to further strengthen the EPs framework? Can the EPs be regarded as a role model in the field of sustainable finance and CSR? The first part explains the term EPs and introduces the keywords related to the EPs framework. The second part summarises the main characteristics of the newly-released third generation of the EPs. The third part critically evaluates EP III from an economic ethical and business ethics perspective. The chapter concludes with a summary of the main findings.