Money and the Good Life: a lunchtime discussion with Mary Hirschfeld

Mar 30, 2023
Booth School of Business
5807 S Woodlawn Avenue
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Mary HirschfeldUniversity of Notre Dame

Open to current students and faculty. Box lunches will be served. To inquire about registration, please email

In 2018, Mary Hirschfeld, economist and theologian, made a landmark intervention in the relationship between economics and theology. By locating the source of economic life in the search for human happiness, Hirschfeld used a Thomistic framework to approach modern problems. Join us for a lunch discussion on how we might move "Toward a Humane Economy."  

Prof. Hirschfeld will also give a lecture later in the day on "Rethinking Economic Inequality: a Theological Perspective." A response will follow from Amir Sufi (Booth School of Business). 

This event is made possible through the support of ‘In Lumine: Supporting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide’ (Grant #62372) from the John Templeton Foundation.

Mary Hirschfeld is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Hirschfeld holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. She works at the boundary between both disciplines, specifically by developing an approach to economics that is grounded in the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas, with applications to questions of consumption economics, economic justice, the common good, the nature of practical reason, and economic methodology. She is the author of Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy (Harvard, 2018) and her writings on economics have been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Eco­nomic Education, and History of Political Economy.