Debating Innovation 2012, volume 2, issue 1, pages 1-11
Alexandre Pointier, Stéphane Delacôte, Yamina Tadjeddine, Marc Lenglet, Fabian Muniesa & Annalivia Lacoste
Debating responsible innovation in finance: viewpoints and commentaries
Several pressing issues were raised at the Conference on "Debating Responsible Innovation in Finance" held at Mines ParisTech on November 30th, 2011, ranging from the potential perils of new, complex financial products to the consequences of high-frequency trading, from the role of incentives in the financial services industry to the democratic assessment of financial problems and solutions. This article gathers various analyses and commentaries on that day's intense debates from contributors to the Observatory for Responsible Innovation. Alexandre Pointier, a former practitioner of financial innovation, teaches at Sciences Po in Paris. Stéphane Delacôte, administrator at Mines ParisTech's foundation, is also a former practitioner. Yamina Tadjeddine is an economist at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre. Marc Lenglet, a former compliance officer, is a professor at the European Business School in Paris. Fabian Muniesa is a researcher at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation at Mines ParisTech. Annalivia Lacoste is the Observatory's project manager and the chief editor of Debating Innovation.