Getting to the Practical: Economics, Decision Making, and the Virtues in Catholic Thought

Oct 25, 2023
Booth School of Business
5807 S Woodlawn Avenue
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Andrew YuengertPepperdine University

This event is co-presented by the Lumen Christi Institute and Catholics at Booth. Open to students, staff, and faculty. Email to inquire about registration. This lunch discussion will be held at the Charles M. Harper Center.

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.

We often think of the virtues as moral dispositions or ethical values. In Catholic thought, the virtues have a more mundane function, however. They are practical, decision-making habits for uncertain environments. When we appreciate the practical nature of virtue, we can understand better the shortcomings of mainstream and behavioral economic models of decision making. Join for this lunchtime event as Prof. Andy Yuengert explores the interesection of economics and virtue. 



Andrew M. Yuengert is Blanche Seaver Chair of Social Science and Professor of Economics, Social Science Division, Pepperdine University. An economist whose research crosses the boundaries between economics, moral philosophy, and Catholic theology, he is the author of The Boundaries of Technique: Ordering Positive and Normative Concerns in Economic Research (2004) and Approximating Prudence: Aristotelian Practical Wisdom and Economic Models of Choice (2012).