The Acton Institute Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics Program accepts proposals from business and economics faculty members at Christian colleges, seminaries, and universities in the United States and Canada in order to promote the scholarship and teaching of market economics. This program allows for collaboration between faculty from different universities, as well as allow future leaders to emerge, strengthen, and expand the existing network of scholars within economics. Entrants may submit proposals in two broad categories: Course development and faculty scholarships.  You can learn more about this program on the Mini-Grants page.

Here is the complete list of the 2014 winners and their specific projects:

Catholic Social Thought: Pro vs. Anti-Market Interpretations

  • Nicolas Capaldi, Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics and Director of the Center for Spiritual Capital, Loyola University New Orleans

Entrepreneurship Directed Study Course

  • Hona Amer, Adjunct Professor, Evangel University
  • Eveline Lewis, Nonprofit Business and Social Enterprise Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor, Evangel University

History of Economic Thought

  • Stephen P. Barrows, Associate Professor of Economics, Aquinas College

Expanding the Reach of Integrative Scholarship: Designing and Delivering a MOOC titled, “Market Economics and the Christian Theological Tradition”

  • Paul Oslington, Professor of Economics and Dean of Business, Alphacrusis College
  • Andrew Yuengert, Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University
  • Paul Williams, Director of the Marketplace Institute, Regent College

The History of Economic Thought

  • Miren Ivankovic, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, Anderson University

Moral Idealism and Market Principles: Bringing Lessons in Economics to Gordon College’s Honors Program and Enriching the Economics/Business Major

  • Bruce Webb, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Gordon College
  • Tal Howard, Director of the Center for Faith and Inquiry, Gordon College

The Morality and Solutions of Free-Market Principles to Improve Society

  • Bernard J. Mauser, Assistant Professor, San Diego Christian College – Rivendell Sanctuary Program

PovertyCure Seminar Onsite and Online Course Development

  • K. Caleb Chan, Dean and Professor of Business, Gainey School of Business, Spring Arbor University

Wealth & Justice

  • Travis Ricketts, Professor of History and Government, Bryan College
  • Paul Boling, Professor of Christian Thought and Philosophy, Head of Christian Thought and Philosophy, Bryan College

Why Economic Growth Matters: The Economic and Theological Case

  • Edd S. Noell, Professor of Economics, Westmont College
    Stephen L.S. Smith, Professor of Economics, Gordon College