Economists investigate the workings of markets and tend to set ethical questions aside. Theologians often dismiss economics, losing insights into the influence of market incentives on individual behavior. Dr. Mary L. Hirschfeld bridges this gap by showing how a humane economy can lead to the good life as outlined in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.
This lecture is hosted in concurrence with Acton’s Third Annual Academic Colloquium. The event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Hirschfeld along with three panels of short paper presentations from twelve scholars on the conference theme of “Thomism and Economics.” Register for the full colloquium here.