Posted: Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
April 2, 2014
Dr. Antony Davies of Duquesne University and Dr. Daniel Finn of St. John’s University, will be the fourth and final presentations in the Saint Vincent College Office of Student Affairs LEARN Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent. Title of the event is “Economics as if People Mattered: A Colloquium.” Admission is free and open to the public.
“Pope Francis has generated a lot of press from CEOs, economics professors, theologians and the global commentariat, all of whom were given plenty to think about in regard to the world’s richest and poorest people and everyone else in between,” commented Deanna Wicks, coordinator of residence life and student programming at Saint Vincent College. “Come to experience an exciting conversation on this hot topic.”
Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar at George Mason University. His primary research interests include econometrics and public policy. He has authored op-eds in more than 30 newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and New York Daily News, and is a regular columnist for US News and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He is a frequent lecturer at policy conferences on Capitol Hill and at state capitals. He recently co-authored a Tribune-Review op-ed entitled “Faith, Freedom, and Francis,” which critiques Pope Francis’ views on economic issues. Davies earned his bachelor of science degree in economics from Saint Vincent College and Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York at Albany.
Finn is the William E. and Virginia Clemens Professor of Economics and the Liberal Arts and professor of theology at the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from St. John Fisher College, a master of arts degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in religious social ethics. He is the author of numerous books, articles, chapters and other publications including True Wealth of Nations (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Further information is available by contacting the Office of Students Affairs, 724-805-2564.
Photos: Dr. Daniel Finn, Dr. Antony Davies
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