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Boudewijn de Bruin is Professor of Financial Ethics at the University of Groningen.

De Bruin held visiting positions at Cambridge University, the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris, and Harvard Business School, and is a Life Member of Clare Hall (Cambridge).

With Alex Oliver (Cambridge) De Bruin is directing a programme on Trusting Banks financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

De Bruin's research interests are financial ethics, moral and political philosophy, theory of knowledge, philosophy of mathematics, economics and finance, game theory and philosophical logic. De Bruin is the author of a monograph on Explaining Games: The Epistemic Programme in Game Theory published in Springer's Synthese Library in 2010, and co-editor, with Christopher F. Zurn, of New Waves in Political Philosophy (Palgrave, 2008). A book on epistemic virtues in banking and finance, entitled Ethics and the Global Financial Crisis: Why Incompetence is Worse than Greed is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2015.

In 2008, De Bruin was awarded a prestigious Veni grant from the 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, now Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam); and for a collaborative project on Trusting Banks (two PhD students, two postdocs, with an empirical study of epistemic virtues, with Alex Oliver, Cambridge, see above). Digitale Pioniers financed a project Moira Search: The Inverted Search Engine (with artist Saskia Korsten).

De Bruin has taught courses on logic, Wittgenstein, philosophy of mathematics, game theory, computational philosophy, political and social philosophy, evolutionary ethics, introduction to ethics, applied ethics, philosophical logic, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of action, business ethics, corporate social responsibility and financial ethics, and he has been tutor in mathematical logic.

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, ING, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the Netherlands, AOG School of Management, Comenius and Judge Business School (Cambridge).