Dr. Andrew M. Yuengert will deliver a lecture entitled Prudence and Economic Models of Choice in St. Thomas Aquinas Hall at Christendom College on Wednesday, November 30 at 4:15 p.m.
Yuengert is a Professor of Economics at Seaver College, Pepperdine University and holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. He has taught economics at Pepperdine for sixteen years. Before coming to Pepperdine, he was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Yuengert has made research contributions in several fields, including economic philosophy, Catholic Social Teaching, the empirical study of religion, labor economics, and finance. He is a former President of the Association of Christian Economists, and currently serves as editor of its journal, Faith & Economics. Recent books include The Boundaries of Technique: Ordering Positive and Normative Concerns in Economic Research, from Lexington Books, and Inhabiting the Land: the Case for the Right to Migrate, published by the Acton Institute for Religion and Liberty. He is currently working on “Roman Catholic Economics,” for the Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics, and a book manuscript, Approximating Prudence: Economic Theories of Rationality and Practical Wisdom.
The lecture, funded by the Koch Foundation, is hosted by Christendom College’s Cincinnatus League, an organization that seeks to foster discussion of conservative political philosophy on Christendom’s campus. The League helps students apply the philosophical foundation they have received at Christendom to problems in contemporary education and politics.
The lecture is open to the public and business attire is requested. Refreshments will be served (please bring a valid ID).