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Boudewijn de Bruin is Professor at the University of Groningen. He holds master's degrees in mathematics and philosophy (University of Amsterdam), and a PhD degree from the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (Amsterdam). De Bruin held visiting positions at Cambridge University, the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris, Harvard Business School, and UC Berkeley, and is a Life Member of Clare Hall (Cambridge).

De Bruin's research interests include the ethics, epistemology and economics of information (epistemic injustice, ethics of belief, virtue epistemology, cognitive biases), with applications to finance, financial literacy, cloud computing, etc.; ethics management (banker's oath (bankierseed); and the foundations of liberalism and republicanism, and applications to privacy, alcohol marketing regulation, media violence, etc.

De Bruin is currently directing two research programmes financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), with Alex Oliver (Cambridge, on trust and finance), and with Miranda Fricker (New York, on epistemic justice in finance and health care).

De Bruin is the author of numerous academic papers, op-eds and blogs. He has published two monographs: Explaining Games: The Epistemic Programme in Game Theory, Springer, Synthese Library, 2010; and Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis: Why Incompetence is Worse than Greed, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pbk 2017. With Christopher F. Zurn, he has edited New Waves in Political Philosophy, Palgrave, 2008.

De Bruin is the recepient of a Veni grant (Dutch Research Council, NWO) for a project on Recognition and Republicanism. He also obtained funding from NWO for a project on The Epistemic and Rationality Assumptions of Game Theoretic Solution Concepts (one PhD student); Ethics and Game Theory (one PhD student); Shared Commitments and Common Knowledge: The Epistemic Dimensions of Deliberative Democracy (two PhD students and two postdocs, with an empirical study of neighbourhood safety, with Martin van Hees (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam); for a collaborative project on Trusting Banks (two PhD students, two postdocs, with an empirical study of epistemic virtues, with Alex Oliver, Cambridge); and a project Towards Professional Epistemic Justice: Finance and Medicine (two PhD students, one postdoc, with Miranda Fricker). Digitale Pioniers financed a project Moira Search: The Inverted Search Engine, with artist Saskia Korsten.

De Bruin teaches courses on the philosophy, economics and politics of information, business ethics/corporate social responsibility, and philosophy of social science.

De Bruin is a member of the programme committee ethics of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the Netherlands. He has consulted to and or taught executive education programmes for Achmea, Atradius, Belastingdienst, Rabobank, DSI, ING, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the Netherlands, AOG School of Management, Comenius and Judge Business School (Cambridge).