Following up on the success of last year’s inaugural seminar at Notre Dame, CREDO will sponsor a week-long seminar on economics and Catholic social thought in Rome this coming year. The dates are May 22-26, 2017 and the seminar is targeted for graduate students and faculty alike.
This seminar is designed as an introduction and immersion into Catholic social thought for graduate students and faculty in economics, finance, or related fields. Participants will cover foundational principles in Catholic social thought starting with the human person, dignity, freedom, subsidiarity, solidarity, and the common good, and moving toward applications of these principles to conceptual understandings and ethical considerations involving economic topics such as utility theory, firm and business ethics, wages, markets, globalization, poverty, and development. Participants will delve into social encyclicals, secondary sources, and relevant economics texts. The course will be lead by economists Martijn Cremers, Joe Kaboski, Mary Hirschfeld and moral theology professors, Fr. Martin Schlag and Fr. Robert Gahl.
In addition to classroom time, the seminar will include the full Roman experience, including opportunities for daily Mass, meetings with Church leadership, visits to famous sights in Rome and good food.
Participants will be provided with accommodations and meals, and a limited number of travel stipends are available on a need basis. For more details or to apply click here. Application materials must be received by 11:59pm on MARCH 4, 2017
This seminar is cosponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture and the Lumen Christ Institute.