Toward a Moral Economy: Policies and Values for the 21st Century

May 31, 2012
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema
1212 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Reinhard Cardinal MarxArchbishop of Munich

Roger MyersonUniversity of Chicago

Kevin M. MurphyUniversity of Chicago

Russell HittingerLumen Christi Institute

Keynote Address: Reinhard Cardinal Marx, Archbishop of Munich

Presentations: Roger Myerson, University of Chicago,
Kevin M. Murphy, University of Chicago,
and Russell Hittinger, University of Tulsa

This event opens the Fourth Lumen Christi Institute Conference on Economics and Catholic Social Thought and inaugurates the Institute Collaboration with the German-American Colloquium of the Katholische Sozialwissenschaftliche Zentralstelle.

Co-sponsored by the Katholische Sozialwissenschaftliche Zentralstelle and The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought

As the United States and the global economy continue to reel from the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, we face several questions:

  • What went wrong?
  • How to prevent another such crisis?
  • Can there be moral responsibility in a globalized economy?
  • What would a moral economy look like?

Russell Hittinger is Senior Fellow at the Lumen Christi Institute, Research Professor Ordinarius in the School of Philosophy and Senior Fellow Institute for Human
Ecology at the Catholic University of America, and Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies and Law at the University of Tulsa. He is also Ordinarius of the Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Hittinger is the author of many books, including A Critique of the New Natural Law Theory, The First Grace: Rediscovering Natural Law in a Post-Christian Age, Thomas Aquinas and the Rule of Law, and most recently Paper Wars: Catholic Social Doctrine and the Modern State (forthcoming).