Tobey Karen Scharding

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
94 Rockafeller Road, Levin Room 255
Academic Info

Ph.D., Stanford University; Philosophy
M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Philosophy
B.A., Yale; Philosophy


Business Ethics

Professor Scharding specializes in business ethics, finance ethics, and ethics, with a particular focus on issues concerning risk and uncertainty. Her research develops various ethical decision-making approaches, including Kantian ethics, contractualism, and expected value theory, with an aim of enhancing the approaches' abilities to address ethical questions about risk and uncertainty. She applies these approaches to ethically questionable risks in a business context, including risks associated with investment banking, employability, and novel consumer financial products. Her articles have been published and are forthcoming in leading academic journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Public Affairs Quarterly, and the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. Her book, This Is Business Ethics, is forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell.