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Winners of 2020 Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics

Six professors affiliated with universities across the United States have been awarded funding to support faculty research and advance course development.

The Acton Institute Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics program accepts proposals from faculty members at 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, and helps 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 scholarship.

Here is the complete list of the 2020 winners and their specific projects:

Markets, Morality, and Justice
Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies, and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy, Baylor University.

Religious Liberty and America’s Christian Founding (Colloquium and Course Modification)
Jason Jewell, Chairman of the Department of Humanities, Faulkner University.

Adam Smith Reading Group & Invisible Hand Seminar
Daniel Klein, Director of the Adam Smith Program, George Mason University.

Classical Property Concepts for the Information Age
Adam J. MacLeod, Professor of Law, Jones School of Law, Faulkner University.

Ethics and Public Policy (PPOL 553, Georgetown University)
Alejo José G. Sison, Professor, University of Navarra, Georgetown University, Catholic University of America.

Inaugural PPE Course at Calvin University
Micah Watson, Associate Professor in Political Science, Director of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program, and Executive Director of the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin University.

The Mini-Grants program forms part of a range of academic scholarships, grants, and awards available from the Acton Institute that support those engaged in serious reflection and research on the relationship between theology, the free market, limited government and the rule of law. Details of these academic grants and scholarships may be found here.

Dan Hugger

Dan Hugger is Librarian and Research Associate at the Acton Institute.