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SVC Center for Political and Economic Thought to host Dr. Shawn Ritenour

by Public Relations | January 27, 2022

LATROBE, PA – On Tuesday, Feb. 8th, the Center for Political and Economic Thought, part of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at Saint Vincent College, will host Dr. Shawn Ritenour of Grove City College at 7:30 PM in the Fred Rogers Center on campus.

Ritenour’s lecture, Do God and Economic Science Mix?, is free and open to the public.

Shawn Ritenour is Professor of Economics at Grove City College and a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He has previously held the Ruby Letsch-Roderique Chair of Economics at Southwest Baptist University and has served as visiting professor at the University of Angers in France. He has also served as an economist for the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is the author of the book “Foundations of Economics: A Christian View,” the editor of “The Mises Reader” and has contributed to others including “The Fed at One Hundred.”

Dr. Shawn Ritenour headshot

Ritenour has written scores of articles and editorials on topics including cultural economics, the history of economic thought, economic method, economic pedagogy, monetary policy and the intersection of economics and theology and ethics. He earned a B.A. in economics from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and a Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University.


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PHOTO: Shawn Ritenour



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