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Toward A Moral Economy: Globalization and the Developing World

May 23 2013 3—5pm
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema
1212 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Peter Cardinal Turkson

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Robert Lucas

University of Chicago

Luigi Zingales

University of Chicago

Joseph Kaboski

University of Notre Dame

 

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Part of the Lumen Christi Institute Program in Economics and Catholic Social Thought, a continuing exchange between research economists, bishops, and scholars, this symposium will address poverty and economic development; social, cultural, and economic integration; and emigration and its impact on developing countries.

Keynote address:
Peter Cardinal Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Presentations by:
Robert Lucas, University of Chicago Economics Department

Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Joseph Kaboski, University of Notre Dame Economics Department

Sponsored by The Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago, the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and the Seng Foundation Endowment for Market-Based Programs & Catholic Values, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.

Peter Cardinal Turkson is President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and a member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He was Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana from 1992 to 2009 and President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference from 1997 to 2005.


Robert Lucas is the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1995 and is considered a foremost expert on Macroeconomic growth and development. His publications include Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics, and Lectures on Economic Growth.


Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research and a fellow for the European Governance Institute. He is the co-author of Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists,author of A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity and a contributing editor of City Journal.


Joseph Kaboski is the David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. Prof. Kaboski's research focuses on growth, development and international economics. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Frisch Medal for the best paper in the journal Econometricaand has published scholarly articles in many other journals, including the American Economic Review and The Journal of Economic Theory. Prof. Kaboski is also a member of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture's Faculty Advisory Committee.