VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE: "Toward a Moral Economy," with Reinhard Cardinal Marx, Archbishop of Munich

Thursday, May 31, 2012
“Toward a Moral Economy: Policies and Values for the 21st Century”
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema
1212 East 59th Street

Keynote Address: Reinhard Cardinal Marx, Archbishop of Munich
Presentations: Roger Myerson, University of Chicago,
Kevin M. Murphy, University of Chicago,
and Russell Hittinger, University of Tulsa

This event opens the Fourth Lumen Christi Institute Conference on Economics and Catholic Social Thought and inaugurates the Institute’s Collaboration with the German-American Colloquium of the Katholische Sozialwissenschaftliche Zentralstelle.



Co-sponsored by the Katholische Sozialwissenschaftliche Zentralstelle and The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought

As the United States and the global economy continue to reel from the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, we face several questions:

  • What went wrong?
  • How to prevent another such crisis?
  • Can there be moral responsibility in a globalized economy?
  • What would a moral economy look like?

On May 31, 2012, Reinhard Cardinal Marx, the Archbishop of Munich and a leading figure in contemporary Catholic social thought, explored these questions in a major address, “Toward a Moral Economy.” Two leading University of Chicago economists—Roger Myerson, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize, and Kevin Murphy, winner of the John Bates Clark Medal and the MacArthur Fellowship—offered their perspectives. They were joined by Russell Hittinger, member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and co-chair of the Lumen Christi Institute’s Program in Catholic Social Thought.

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