Peter Cardinal TurksonDicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Robert LucasUniversity of Chicago
Luigi ZingalesUniversity of Chicago
Joseph KaboskiUniversity of Notre Dame
Part of the Lumen Christi Institute Program in Economics and Catholic Social Thought, a continuing exchange between research economists, bishops, and scholars, this symposium will address poverty and economic development; social, cultural, and economic integration; and emigration and its impact on developing countries.
Peter Cardinal Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Robert Lucas, University of Chicago Economics Department
Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Joseph Kaboski, University of Notre Dame Economics Department
Sponsored by The Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago, the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and the Seng Foundation Endowment for Market-Based Programs & Catholic Values, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.
Peter Cardinal Turkson is Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and a member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He was Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana from 1992 to 2009 and President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference from 1997 to 2005.
Robert Lucas is the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1995 and is considered a foremost expert on Macroeconomic growth and development. His publications include Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics, and Lectures on Economic Growth.
Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a fellow for the European Governance Institute. He is the co-author of Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists, author of A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, and a contributing editor of City Journal.
Joseph Kaboski is the David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. Kaboski's research focuses on growth, development, and international economics. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Frisch Medal for the best paper in the journal Econometrica and has published scholarly articles in many other journals, including the American Economic Review and The Journal of Economic Theory. He is the president of CREDO, a past consultant to Catholic Relief Services, and is currently a Consultant to the USCCB, Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.