Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Associate professor
PhD, cand.scient.soc.

Room: POR/18.B-2.151
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+45 30281911
E-mail: ob.mpp@cbs.dk

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.



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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 / 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
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; Thomas Presskorn-Thygesen / Conspiracy Theory : Truth Claim or Language Game?.
In: Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2017, p. 137-159
Journal article > peer review
Ole Bjerg / Designing New Money : The Policy Trilemma of Central Bank Digital Currency.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2017, 57 p.
Working paper
Laurie Macfarlane; Josh Ryan-Collins; Ole Bjerg; Rasmus Hougaard Nielsen; Duncan McCann / Making Money from Making Money : Seigniorage in the Modern Economy.
London : The New Economics Foundation 2017, 43 p.
Report > peer review
Ole Bjerg / Penge i spil : Ludomani og kapitalisme.
In: Sundhed og magt: Perspektiver på biopolitik og ledelsesteknologi. . ed. /Mads Peter Karlsen; Kaspar Villadsen. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2017, p. 301-330
Book chapter > peer review
Ole Bjerg; Duncan McCann; Laurie Macfarlane; Rasmus Hougaard Nielsen; Josh Ryan-Collins / Seigniorage in the 21st Century : A Study of the Profits from Money Creation in the United Kingdom and Denmark.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2017, 62 p. (Working paper)
Working paper
Ole Bjerg / The Politics of Transition: From Ecology to Money ... and Back
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. 167-173
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Dansk Affaldsforening, 2019: Keynote