Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Associate professor
PhD, cand.scient.soc.

Room: POR/18.B-2.151
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E-mail: ob.mpp@cbs.dk
Ole Bjerg

My research interests circle around a diagnosis of contemporary capitalism. I am currently interested in the simple question: What is money? The assumption is that money is not a given and constant phenomenon. Money changes as the structure of capitalism changes. In my current research I am exploring how the radical transformations of banking and financial markets over the last 30-40 years is related to transformations in the very ontology of money. In order to investigate this philosophically, we need to ask, with Heidegger: How is money? Furthermore, our capacity to find ways out of the current crisis hinges on our ability to imagine new kinds of money systems and new kinds of money.

Primary research areas
  • Money
  • Capitalism
  • Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Gambling



Administrative tasks

Leader of the Management Philosophy Group

Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
  • Filosofi i Praksis. 1. semester CM(fil)
  • Organisering og Samfund. 5. semester BA(fil)

Coordinator of VIP-projects. 2. semester CM(fil)

Selected publications
  • Making Money - The Philosophy of Financial Capitalism (forthcoming)
  • Poker - The Parody of Capitalism. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor 2011
  • Etik uden moral - Det gode menneske i det postmoderne samfund. Museum Tusculanums Forlag, København 2010
  • For tæt på kapitalismen. Museum Tusculanums Forlag, København 2008
Publications sorted by:
Ole Bjerg; Jesús Suaste Cherizola / El sentido de ser hombre
Copenhaguen : Athos 2021, 208 p.
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Ole Bjerg; Jesús Suaste Cherizola / Hacer dinero : Filosofía del capitalismo postcrédito.
Copenhaguen : Athos 2021, 300 p.
Book > peer review
Ole Bjerg; Kristian Bondo Hansen / Los vampiros financieros y The Walking Debt
In: Democratizar el dinero: Una introducción a la Reforma del Dinero Soberano. . ed. /Jesús Suaste Cherizola; Govert Schüller; Mark Young. Bloomington-Normal, IL : Alliance for Just Money 2020, p. 29-57
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Ole Bjerg / The Meaning of Being a Man
København : Athos 2020, 217 p.
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Ole Bjerg / Debt Drive and the Imperative of Growth
In: The Sociology of Debt. ed. /Mark Featherstone. Bristol : Policy Press 2019, p. 49-68
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Ole Bjerg / Breaking the Gilt Standard : The Problem of Parity in Kumhof and Noone's Design Principles for Central Bank Digital Currencies.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2018, 32 p. (Working Paper)
Working paper
Ole Bjerg; Rasmus Hougaard Nielsen / Who Should Make Kroner? : A Review of Danmarks Nationalbank's Analysis of CBDC.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2018, 27 p. (Working Paper, No. February 2018)
Working paper
Ole Bjerg / Как делаются деньги? : Философия посткредитного капитализма.
In: Journal of Economic Sociology, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2018, p. 43-72
Ole Bjerg; Константин Стобород / Как делаются деньги? : Философия посткредитного капитализма.
Moscow : AdMarginem 2018, 311 p.
Ole Bjerg / 赚钱 : 金融哲学和货币本质.
: China Friendship Publishing Company 2018
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Dansk Affaldsforening, 2019: Keynote