May 5, 2020

Webinar: Economics & Theology: Do They Need Each Other?

Rosolino A. Candela

Associate Director, Academic and Student Programs

Eileen Norcross

Senior Research Fellow

Mary Hirschfeld

Joseph Capizzi

 

Economic theories abound about how people make choices under scarcity. Is there room for a richer and more realistic view of man in economic discourse?

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and the Mercatus Center co-hosted a webinar on the lessons offered by Saint Thomas Aquinas, Adam Smith, and Vernon Smith on the ingenuity of human beings in creating social orders that permit human flourishing, cooperation, and a prosperous society. In this webinar, we will explore these ideas and how they can help us consider current trade-offs and approaches to the COVID-19 crisis. 

This webinar was moderated by Joseph Capizzi, Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology, and Executive Director of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America.