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Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Lütge (b. 1969) conducts research in the field of business and corporate ethics. He explores regulatory ethics – ethical behavior in the socio-economic framework of the globalized world. The role of competition and the incentives created by frameworks are also examined, as is the adequacy of ethical categories.

After studying business informatics and philosophy (doctorate 1999), Prof. Lütge became a research associate at the Chair of Philosophy and Economics at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University. He also completed his lecturer qualification (2005) at the same institution. He has worked as a researcher in Pittsburgh, San Diego and Venice. From 2007 to 2010, he served as acting professor at the Universities of Witten/Herdecke and Braunschweig. Since 2010, he has held the position of Peter Löscher Professor of Business Ethics at TUM.


  • Heisenberg Fellowships (2007)

Key Publications (all publications)

Lütge C, Uhl M: Wirtschaftsethik. München: Vahlen, 2018.


Lütge C, Armbrüster T, Müller J: "Order Ethics: Bridging the Gap between Contractarianism and Business Ethics“. Journal of Business Ethics. 2016; 136(4): 687-697.


Jauernig J, Uhl M, Lütge C: "Competition-Induced Punishment of Winners and Losers: Who is the Target?“. Journal of Economic Psychology. 2016; 57(C): 13-25.


Lütge C: Ethik des Wettbewerbs: Über Konkurrenz und Moral. München: Beck, 2014.


Lütge C, Rusch H: "The Systematic Place of Morals in Markets: Comment on Armin Falk & Nora Szech 'Morals and Markets'". Science. 2013; 341(6147): 714.