Oskari Juurikkala

Oskari Juurikkala
Åbo Akademi University · Faculty of Theology

Doctor of Theology

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Introduction
I have worked on behavioral law and economics, law and social norms, and financial regulation. I have an ongoing project related to the role of virtues and vices in economics and law. My current research is mostly in theology. I am particularly interested in Maximus the Confessor and Thomas Aquinas. My ongoing research interests include the metaphor of the book of nature, virtue ethics and natural law, and the theological significance of brain lateralization and different modes of cognition.

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Augustine is considered a leading figure in the history of the book of nature. But what exactly did he say about it? This article examines all the metaphors with which Augustine refers, or seems to refer, to the visible world as a divine book. It is found that four of the often-cited passages have a different meaning, but two of them refer to the m...
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The question of whether and when expulsion and valuation clauses in partnership agreements or the articles of close corporations are valid has occupiedGermancourts as well as legal scholars formanydecades. While the courtsnowadaystake a rather restrictive stance on the validityand enforceability of such clauses, a growing body of literature critici...
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Classical virtue theory provides a fruitful framework for understanding charismatic leadership. The article outlines the theory of virtues and demonstrates the contribution of virtues to the personality traits and behaviors that are associated with charisma. The virtue of magnanimity or high-mindedness is shown to play a special role. The virtue-ba...
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Little attention has been given to the possibility that CDS transactions might be construed as insurance contracts in English law. This article challenges the widespread “Potts opinion”, which states that CDSs are not insurance, because they do not require the protection buyer to sustain a loss or to have an insurable interest in the subject matter...
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Este artículo defiende que las aventuras empresariales deben tener una base normativa, y que toda empresa, en la medida en que sea razonable, aceptará el hecho de que, en último término, es un regalo (libre) para promover el bien. Basándose en la idea de Herbert Simon de satisfacción, y desarrollándola de acuerdo con las corrientes axiológicas de l...
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"Market-based pensions are developing slowly in India because of distorting tax rules and draconian investment regulations. Recent reform proposals point in the right direction but fail to address the fundamental issues. Instead of creating large-scale pension policy blueprints, India needs to develop better tax rules, reduce regulation and let mar...
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"Means-tested retirement benefits create strong disincentives to work and to save prior to retirement. This article outlines the structure of means-tested benefits in the UK and the USA, and reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence of their incentive effects." Copyright (c) 2008 The Author.
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The truth of any economic theory ultimately hinges on the truth of its philosophy of man. In this essay I will analyze modern economic thought from two perspectives: firstly, from its criticism and development by experimental psychology; secondly, from the philosophical anthropology and Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. I will argue that although there...
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"Public pay-as-you-go pension systems induce low fertility rates, which in turn contribute to the insolvency of those very systems. They have replaced the old-age security motive for having children, which is a major factor behind fertility in their absence. They also penalise fertility by externalising the contributions of children while leaving t...
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The object of all economic enquiry is the human person under the aspect of behaviour within limited resources. Consequently the truth of any economic theory ultimately hinges on the truth of its philosophy of man. This essay analyses modern economic thought from two perspectives: firstly, from its criticism and development by experimental psycholog...
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This paper defends a normative basis for entrepreneurial ventures, and draws the conclusion that any enterprise, insofar as it is reasonable, has in final analysis to be a (free) gift to promote good. Building on Herbert Simon's idea of "satisficing" and developing it in line with axiological insights of the new classical natural law theory, this p...
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"Nigeria is a prime example of a developing country with ill-defined property rights. However, people still manage to save, mostly through traditional and informal means, facilitated by strong family and community institutions. This paper argues that the government should concentrate on strengthening these institutions rather than weakening them by...

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The goal of this project is to systematically examine the legal and regulatory principles governing a financial contract known as credit default swap (CDS).