Welcome to the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics,
It seems difficult to overestimate the importance of ethics to any social activity, all the more so in modern times when innovations and even entirely new practices give rise to new questions about the appropriate ethical limits and challenges.
The market, as a central human interaction arena, is characterized not only by material innovations in the types of goods, products or assets that are offered, but also by the rapidly changing forms of communication, negotiation and contracts. In addition, in a global village, the circles of those affected by each transaction are expanding, together with the responsibility of the negotiating parties towards other parties, whether individuals or even entire communities.
The Edmond J. Center Safra stands at the forefront of academic research in the critical and multidisciplinary interface between market, ethics and law. We promote a variety of activities, designed to stimulate dialogue, to exchange and advance knowledge, and to explore new ideas. Above all, we aim at gaining new insights that will strengthen our understanding of the various markets in which we operate and contribute to making them fair and just.
Prof. Hanoch Dagan,
Academic Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics