Economics as a social science is very closely linked to ethics and ethical issues. However, the relationship between these disciplines is as diverse as it is disputed. On the one hand, there is not doubt that economic issues are of great interest from the ethical point of view, just as economics are important for implementing ethical norms in social life. On the other hand, however, it is far from clear, how far the economic point of view extends or can actually be extended into ethics and how the very relationship between these disciplines is to be conceived of.
The Standing Field Committee of Economics and Ethics brings together scholars from various academic disciplines who are committed to positive and normative research at the intersection of economics and ethics, especially with the aim of establishing strong and systematic links between the disciplines and to allow for robust conceptions of how to integrate moral and strategic rationality to solve moral problems in modern (market) societies.