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Winners of 2014 Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics

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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
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Includes plenary lectures from:

Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute and author of Defending the Free Market
Metropolitan Jonah
, former Archbishop of Washington, Orthodox Church in America
Michael Novak, author of The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Arthur Brooks
, author of The Road to Freedom
Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran
William McGurn, former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush
Samuel Gregg, author of Becoming Europe and Tea Party Catholic
Bill Pollard, Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company

Includes lectures from the following popular speakers:

Andreas Widmer, author of The Pope and the CEO
Jordan Ballor, author of Ecumenical Babel and Get Your Hands Dirty
Michael Matheson Miller
, host of the PovertyCure curriculum
Anthony Bradley, author of Keep Your Head Up and Liberating Black Theology
Stephen Grabill
, author of Rediscovering the Natural Law in Reformed Theological Ethics
Victor Claar
, author of Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution
Jonathan Witt
, lead writer for the PovertyCure initiative
Jay Richards
, distinguished fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
Peter Greer
, President and CEO of HOPE International

...and more!

Visit the official Acton University website for information on attending in person!

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Sarah Stanley