ILSE conference about economics and human flourishing

4 April 2023

ILSE conference about economics and human flourishing

The ILSE conference is themed ‘Economics and Human Flourishing: (What) Can Economists Learn from Theology?’. Join us on the 30th of June and the 1st of July in our search for answering that question in a various program.

How does economics contribute to human flourishing? This ever-relevant question gains new pertinence in the context of the increasing pace of industrial change, technological progress, environmental degradation, poverty and inequality. It is clear that economic policy choices frame our external choice environment, but insofar as the neoliberal vision of homo economicus captivates us, our internal sense of self, personhood, and flourishing may be transformed.

The conference offers twenty paper presentations, which are offered in two parallel workshop tracks. Through plenary summaries, as well as through the contributions of three exciting keynote lectures, insights from both tracks will be integrated into a larger debate.


Keynote speakers
  • Gordon Menzies, D.Phil. (University of Oxford, 2001), is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia.
  • Masao Ogaki, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1988), is Professor of Economics at the Keio University, Japan.
  • Ellen Van Stichel, Ph.D. (Catholic University Leuven, 2010), is Assistant Professor of Christian Social and Political Ethics at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the KU Leuven, Belgium.
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