Tuesdays at Tantur: The Human Person and Economics


Location: Chapel Seminar Room, University of Notre Dame at Tantur

The Human Person and Economics


Mary Hirschfeld is an associate professor of economics and theology at Villanova University. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1989, specializing in the fields of macroeconomics and economic history, and her Ph.D. in moral theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2013, with a dissertation on a Thomistic framework for thinking about economics with an emphasis on consumption. Her work deals questions about consumption economics, economic justice, the common good, the nature of practical reason, and economic methodology.


Professor Hirschfeld is the author of numerous scholarly articles on economics and theology. In 2018, Harvard University Press published her book titled Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy.


Transportation will be provided from Shivtei Israel St. to the west of the Notre Dame Center (opposite New Gate of the Old City). The bus will leave at 6:30 p.m and return at 9:00 p.m. The shuttle will only be ordered if at least five people have signed up by June 10, 2019. Shuttle sign-up

Tuesdays at Tantur is a bi-weekly event that seeks to establish a place for conversation and nurture open discussion on theological issues and other topics relevant to life in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The series is hosted by the University of Notre Dame at Tantur, which is home to both Tantur Ecumenical Institute and the Jerusalem Global Gateway of the University of Notre Dame, and is located at the corner of Rosmarin and Derech Hebron.