Nobel laureate Fogel to speak at Erasmus conference

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Robert W. Fogel of the University of Chicago, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will be among the participants in a Notre Dame conference on Catholic social teaching and the economy July 29 and 30 (Friday and Saturday).

The conference,Access,Enterprise, and Catholic Social Traditionsis sponsored by Notre Dames Erasmus Institute and will bring together ethicists, economists, business people, theologians and activists interested in poverty and Catholic social teaching.

Rather than examining the vast social and political problems that hinder the advancement of the poor, the meeting will examine modest entrepreneurial strategies that could assist the poor in economic advancement and discuss the relationship between such strategies and economic theory and Catholic social teaching.

In addition to Fogel, the conference speakers include Helen Alford, O.P., professor of social sciences at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome; Thomas Mark Turay of the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia; Alvin Albert of ACCION USA in Atlanta; Michael Rauenhorst of the Deutsche Bank Microcredit Development Fund; and Andrew Yuengert, professor of economics at Pepperdine University.

* Contact: * _Dianne Phillips, associate director of the Erasmus Institute, at 574-631-3441 or _

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