Ethics, Culture, and Economic Development

The Program in Ethics, Culture, and Economic Development looks at the linkages among institutions, norms, and values not only regarding the problems of sustaining a just and viable economic order in developed countries, but also with regard to the promotion of human well-being, the enhanced capacity for human choice, and the elevation of living standards in emerging-market countries. The Program examines not just debates about institutional reforms and the most appropriate policy framework, but also the connections between freedom and the realization of human potential. Flowing from this mission is a two-fold interest in virtue ethics within business management as a practical activity and the role of corporations in the moral flourishing of societies.