Economics & Catholic Social Thought: A Primer

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (All day) to Friday, June 14, 2019 (All day)
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Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Now in its fourth year, this seminar is designed as an introduction and immersion into Catholic social thought for graduate students and faculty in economics, finance, or related fields. Participants will cover foundational principles in Catholic social thought, starting with the human person, dignity, freedom, subsidiarity, solidarity, and the common good, and moving toward applications of these principles to conceptual understandings and ethical considerations involving economic topics such as utility theory, firm and business ethics, wages, markets, globalization, poverty, and development. Participants will delve into social encyclicals, secondary sources, and relevant economic texts.