Charlesclark

Charles M.A. Clark

Senior Fellow at the Vincentian Center for Church and Society and Professor of Economics at St John's University, New York | Academic

 Dr. Clark is currently: Senior Fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society; and Professor of Economics. He earned a B.A. from Fordham University and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, writing his dissertation under the supervision of Robert Heilbronner.

He is the author of Economic Theory and Natural Philosophy (1992), Pathways to a Basic Income (with John Healy) (1997); Basic Income: Economic Security for All Canadians (with Sally Lerner and Robert Needlham) (1999) and The Basic Income Guarantee: Ensuring Progress and Prosperity in the 21st Century (2002) and the editor of History and Historians of Political Economy (1994); Institutional Economics and the Theory of Social Value (1995); Unemployment in Ireland (with Catherine Kavanagh) (1998) and Rediscovering Abundance, (with Helen Alford, Steve Cortright and Mike Naughton) (2006). He has lectured widely in the United States and Europe.  He has more than 100 publications. Dr. Clark has been President of Association for Evolutionary Economics and the Association for Institutionalist Thought. Past positions include: Associate Editor of the Review of Business, book review editor of History of Economic Ideas; and the Board of Directors of the Association for Evolutionary Economics. His current research interests include: basic income policies; poverty and income inequality; the Irish economy; alternative measures of economic and social well-being; Catholic social thought and the economy.

Dr. Clark has been Visiting Professor of Economics at University College Cork, Ireland and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome.   Dr. Clark has also served as a consultant on fiscal impact analysis; the economic impact of baseball stadiums; on tax and social welfare reforms and labor economics. Dr. Clark recently was a Delegate for the Holy See Permanent Mission to the United Nations to the U.N.’s High Level Meetings on the Financial Crisis.   The son of two librarians, Dr. Clark lives on Long Island (where he was born) with his wife. He has three grown children.

PUBLICATIONS :
 
Books/Monographs:
 
Rich and Poor (with Helen Alford, OP) (London: CTS), 2010 (forthcoming).
 
Rediscovering Abundance: Interdisciplinary Essays on Wealth, Income and their Distribution in the Catholic Social Tradition, Co-Editor (with Helen Alford, Steven Cortright, and Mike Naughton). (South Bend, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press. 2006.
 
The Basic Income Guarantee: Ensuring Progress and Prosperity in the 21st Century (Dublin: Liffey Press) 2002, 146 pages.
 
Economic Transformation in Historical Perspective: Lessons from the History of Economics. Co-Editor (with Janina Rosicka). (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate:) 2001.
 
Report for the Working Group on Basic Income, (Dublin: Department of the Taoiseach, [Prime Minister]) 2001.
 
Basic Income: Economic Security for All Canadians (with Sally Lerner and Robert Needham). (Toronto: Between the Lines) 1999, 95 pages.
 
Unemployment in Ireland. Co-Editor (with Catherine Kavanagh) (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited) 1998, 163 pages.
 
Pathways to a Basic Income (with John Healy) (Dublin: Conference of Religious of Ireland) 1997, 97 pages.
 
Institutional Economics and the Theory of Social Value. Editor. (Norwell, MA.: Kluwer Academic Publishers) 1995.
 
History and Historians of Political Economy by Werner Stark. Editor. (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers) 1994, 295 pages.
 
Economic Theory and Natural Philosophy: The Search for the Natural Laws of the Economy. Introduction by Robert L. Heilbroner, (Aldershot: Edward Elgar) 1992, 198 pages.  
 
Chapters in Books:
 
“Economic Life in Catholic Social Thought and Economic Theory” in Catholic Social Thought: American Reflections on the Compendium, edited by D. Paul Sullins and Anthony J. Blasi, Lexington Books, 2009, pp. 77-99.
 
“The Contribution of Catholic Social Thought to Economic Policy” Values, Catholic Social Thought and Public Policy, edited by Sean Healy and Brigid Reynolds, CORI: Dublin, 2007. pp. 1-21.
 
“Wealth and Poverty in the Industrial Revolution” in Encyclopedia of the Age of the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1920, Vol. 2, edited by Christine Rider, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press), 2007, pp.. 481-488.
 
“Preface” in Alternatives to Economics: Christian Socio-Economic Perspectives by Clive Beed and Cara Beed, (New York: University of America Press, Inc.), 2006, pp. xi-xv.
 
“Wealth as Abundance and Scarcity: Perspectives from Catholic Social Thought and Economic Theory” in Rediscovering Abundance: Interdisciplinary Essays on Wealth, Income and their Distribution in the Catholic Social Tradition, edited by Helen Alford, Charles M. A. Clark, Steven Cortright, and Mike Naughton.  (South Bend, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press), 2006, pp. 28-56.
 
“Wealth and Poverty: Preferential Option for the Poor in an Age of Affluence” in Rediscovering Abundance: Interdisciplinary Essays on Wealth, Income and their Distribution in the Catholic Social Tradition, edited by Helen Alford, Charles M. A. Clark, Steven Cortright, and Mike Naughton, (South Bend, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press), 2006, pp. 161-188.
 
“The Nature of Wealth” (with Helen Alford, Steve Cortright and Mike Naughton) in Rediscovering Abundance: Interdisciplinary Essays on Wealth, Income and their Distribution in the Catholic Social Tradition, edited by Helen Alford, Charles M. A. Clark, Steven Cortright, and Mike Naughton. (South Bend, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press), 2006, pp. 1-22.
 
 “Postscript: Quis dives salvertur?” (with Helen Alford, Steve Cortright and Mike Naughton) in Rediscovering Abundance: Interdisciplinary Essays on Wealth, Income and their Distribution in the Catholic Social Tradition, edited by Helen Alford, Charles M. A. Clark, Steven Cortright, and Mike Naughton. (South Bend, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press), 2006, pp.359-363.
 
“Promoting Economic Equity in a 21st Century Economy: The Basic Income Solution” in Institutional Analysis of Economic Policy, edited by Paul Dale Bush and Marc Tool, (Norwell, Mass.: Kluwer Academic Publishers), 2003, pp. 133-156.
 
“Foreword” Catholicism, Protestantism and Capitalism by Amintore Fanfani, (Norfalk, Va: IHS Press), 2003, pp. 27-36.
 
“John Paul II and the Value Theory of Labor” in Work as the Key to the Social Question, edited by Simona Berretta, Michael Naughton and Johan Verstraeten, (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace), 2002, 147-162.
 
“Competing Visions: Equity and Efficiency in the Firm” in Rethinking the Purpose of Business: Interdisciplinary Essays from the Catholic Social Tradition, edited by Michael Naughton, Ernest Pierucci and Steven Cortright (South Bend, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press), 2002, pp. 81-101.
 
“Werner Stark and the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to the History of Economics” in Historians of Economics and Economic Thought: The Construction of Disciplinary Memory, Ed: Steven G. Medema and Warren J. Samuels, (London: Routledge) 2002.

“Worldly Advice from Other-Worldly Philosophers: Catholic Social Thought and the Problem of Transition” in Economic Transformation in Historical Perspective: Lessons from the History of Economics, edited by Charles M. A. Clark and Janina Rosicka. (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate), 2001, pp. 122-138.
 
“Un Modelo de Renta Básica para Canada” (with Sally Lerner and W. Robert Needham) in La Renta Básica, edited by Daniel Raventós, 2001, (Barcelona: Ariel).
 
"Thorstein Veblen: The Quintessential Dissenter" in Economics and its Discontents: Twentieth Century Dissenting Economists, edited by Ric Holt and Steven Pressman, (Aldershot: Edward Elgar) 1998, pp. 269-292.
 
“Some Alternative Explanations of Irish Unemployment” (with Catherine Kavanagh) in Employment, Unemployment and Public Policy, edited by J. Michie (Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar) 1998, pp. 251-276.
 
“How are we doing?: An analysis of recent attempts at alternative measures of economic and social well-being” (with Catherine Kavanagh) in Value Theory: Essays in Honor of Paul D. Bush, edited by Sarah Fayazmanesh and Marc Tool (Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar) 1998.
 
“Unemployment in Ireland: A Post Keynesian Perspective” in Unemployment in Ireland. Edited by Catherine Kavanagh and Charles M. A. Clark, (Aldershot, UK: Avebury Publishing Limited) 1998, pp. 1-20.
 
“Beyond the ‘Jobs Crises’” (with Terrence McDonough) in Progress, Paradigms and Policy, edited by Sean Healy and Brigid Reynolds (Dublin: Oak Tress Press) 1998, pp. 303-319.
 
“Measurement versus Understanding” (with John Healy) in Progress, Paradigms and Policy, edited by Sean Healy and Brigid Reynolds (Dublin: Oak Tress Press) 1998, pp. 85-102.
 
“Mierzenie postepu gospodarczego” (“Measuring economic progress”, translated by Janina Rosicka) in Jakosc Zycia (Quality of Life), Cracow, Poland, 1998.
 
"Inequality in the 1980's: An Institutionalist Perspective" in Inequality: Radical Institutionalist Perspective on Race, Gender, Class and Nation, edited by William Dugger, (Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press) 1996, pp. 197-222.
 
“Progress, Values and Economic Indicators” (with Catherine Kavanagh) in Progress, Values and Public Policy, edited by Brigid Reynolds and Sean Healy, (Dublin: CORI) 1996, pp. 60-92.
 
"Basic Income and the Irish Worker" (with Catherine Kavanagh) in An Adequate Income Guarantee for All: Desirability, Viability, Impact, edited by Brigid Reynolds and Sean Healy, (Dublin: CORI) 1995, pp. 78-120.
 
"From Natural Value to Social Value" in Institutional Economics and the Theory of Social Value: Essays in Honor of Marc Tool, edited by Charles M. A. Clark. (Norwell, MA.: Kluwer Academic Publishers) 1995, pp. 29-42.
 
“Introduction” History and Historians of Political Economy by Werner Stark, edited by Charles M. A. Clark, (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers) 1994, pp. xiii-xxvi.
 
"Naturalism in Economic Theory: The Use of ‘State of Nature’ Explanations in the History of Economic Thought" in Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought Vol. VI, edited by William J. Barber, (Aldershot: Edward Elgar) 1991, pp. 134-146.
 
Scholarly Journal Articles:
 
"A Christian Perspective on the Financial Meltdown” American Economist, Spring,     2009, Vol. 15, No. 1, p. 16-27.
 
“Doing Well and/or Doing Good: Can Business Practice be based on Catholic Social     Thought?” (Lead Article) Perspective, Vol. 10, No. 2, Nov., 2008, p. 4-14.
 
“What Economists can learn from Catholic social thought” Storia Del Pensiero Economico, Nuova serie-Anno V. n. 1, 2008, p. 25-51.
 
“Economic Justice and Welfare Reform: Was Welfare Reform an Example of Prudential Judgment in Public Policy?” (Lead Article) University of St. Thomas Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer, 2006, pp. 1-23.
 
“Christian Morals and the Competitive System Revisited” Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 40, No. 2, June, 2006, pp. 261-275.
 
“Greed is not Enough: Some Insights on Globalization from Catholic Social Thought” Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter, 2005, pp. 23-51.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and Management Education: Providing Realism” Review of Business, Vol. 24, No. 1, Winter, 2004, pp. 6-14.
 
“The Challenge of Catholic Social Thought to Economic Theory” Journal of Peace and Justice Studies, 2002, pp. 163-177.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and Economic Transition” Review of Business, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall, 2001, pp. 24-28.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and the Economic Problem” (Lead Article) OIKONOMIA, 2001, No. 1, Feb., pp. 6-18.
 
“The Future of Capitalism” (Lead Article) Doctrine & Life, 1998, Vol. 48, No. 5, May/June, pp. 258-277.
 
“Wealth and Poverty: On the Social Creation of Scarcity” Journal of Economic Issues, 2002, Vol. 36, No.2, June, pp. 415-421.
 
“Flessibilità del mercato del lavoro e reddito di base” (Labor Market Flexibility and Basic Income, translated by Helen Alford, OP,) OIKONOMIA, 2001, No. 2, June, pp. 29-37.
 
“Basic Income: Framing the Concept for Canada” (with Sally Lerner) Canadian Review of Social Policy, no45/46 Spring/Fall 2000, pp. 199-205.
 
"Basic Income, Inequality, and Unemployment: Rethinking the Linkages Between Work and Welfare" (with Catherine Kavanagh) Journal of Economic Issues, June, 1996, Vol. 30, pp. 399-406.
 
"Werner Stark and the Historiography of Economics" History of Economic Ideas, December, 1994, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 97-108.
 
"Veblen-Commons Award: Robert L. Heilbroner" Journal of Economic Issues, June, 1994, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 1-4.
 
"Spontaneous Order versus Instituted Process: The Market as Cause and Effect" Journal of Economic Issues, June, 1993, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 373-385.
 
"An Institutionalist Critique of Sraffian Economics" Journal of Economic Issues, June, 1992, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 457-468.
 
"Adam Smith and Society as an Evolutionary Process" Journal of Economic Issues, September, 1990, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 825-844.
 
"Equilibrium for What?: Reflections on Social Order in Economics" Journal of Economic Issues, June, 1989, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 597-606.
 
"The Philosophy of Equilibrium" Quaderni di Storia dell 'Economia Politica, Spring, 1989, Vol. 7, No. 2-3, pp. 49-67.
 
"Advertising and Quality: A Comment on Nelson's `Advertising as Information'" Studi Economici, 1989, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 175-190.
 
"Natural Law Influences on Adam Smith" Quaderni di Storia dell 'Economia Politica, Winter, 1988, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 59-83.
 
"Equilibrium, Market Process and Historical Time" Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Winter, 1987-88, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 270-81.
 
Encyclopedia/Dictionaries Entries:
 
“Poverty and the Roman Catholic Church” Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, 2010 (forthcoming).
 
“Advertising and the Sales Effort” (with Eleanor Doyle) in Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phil O’Hara, (London: Routledge) 1999, pp. 4-6.
 
“Individual and Society” in Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phil O’Hara, (London: Routledge) 1999, pp.558-560.
 
“Natural Rights in Political Economy” in Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phil O’Hara, (London: Routledge) 1999, pp. 889-891.
 
“Political Economy: Schools of Thought” in Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phil O’Hara, (London: Routledge) 1999, pp. 988-993.
 
“Veblen, Thorstein Bunde” in Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phil O’Hara, (London: Routledge) 1999, pp. 1385-1388.
 
"History of Economics" in MaGill's Surveys in Social Science, edited by Frank MaGill. (Salem Press: Pasadena) 1991, pp. 974-980.
 
"Equilibrium, General" in MaGill's Surveys in Social Science, edited by Frank MaGill. (Salem Press: Pasadena) 1991, pp. 707-712.
 
"Distribution Theories" in MaGill's Surveys in Social Science, edited by Frank MaGill. (Salem Press: Pasadena) 1991, pp. 605-609.
 
Other:
 
“From the Editor” Review of Business, Vol. 24, No. 1, Winter, 2004, pp. 2-3.
 
“Respecting Small Farmers Here Means Respecting Them There” Catholic News Service, May 9, 2003.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and Business Education” Vincentian Chair of Social Justice, Vol. 6, 2002, pp. 35-37.
 
“Debt Forgiveness: Moral Imperative and Economic Necessity” Vincentain Chair of Social Justice, 2002, pp. 24-26.
 
“Promoting Economic Equity in the Context of a 21st Century Economy: New Challenges” Network Connections, July/Aug., 2002, pp. 8-9.
 
“Social Justice Requires Equity” Network Connections, May/June, 2002, pp. 8-9.
 
“Equity is Key to Solving the Economic Problem” Network Connections, March/April. 2002, pp. 8-9.
 
“From the Editor” Review of Business, Fall, 2001, Vol. 22, p. 3.
 
“St. Vincent de Paul as CEO: An Interview with Rev. Thomas McKenna, C.M.” Review of Business, Fall, 2001, Vol. 22, p. 5-7.
 
"Debate: Should Canadians be Guaranteed a Basic Income?" (With S. Lerner and R. Needham) The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor, Vol. 7 no 6 (November 2000), pp 8-9.
 
"Basic Income: Key to a Flexible Workplace, a Sane Society and a Better Life", (with Sally Lerner) Canadian Dimension, Vol. 34, no 3 (May 2000), pp 32-35.
 
“Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? How Poverty has Become Immune to Economic Growth” Vincentian Chair of Social Justice, 1999, Vol. 5, pp. 43-53.
 
 “Economic Theory, Catholic Social Thought and the Existence of Economic Human Rights” Vincentian Chair of Social Justice, 1998, Vol. 4, pp. 68-80.
 
“From the Editor” Review of Business, Summer, 1998, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 3.
 
“A Basic Income for the United States: Ensuring that the Benefits of Economic Progress are Equitably Shared” Vincentian Chair of Social Justice, 1997, Vol. 3, pp. 38-48.
 
“From the Editor” Review of Business, Fall, 1997, Vol. 19, No.1, p.3.
 
“Basic Income: Providing an Adequate Income for All” Vincentian Chair of Social Justice, 1996, Vol. 2, pp. 12-16.
 
Machine Tool Industry, (Commack, NY: Business Trends Analysts) 1985.
 
The Market for Fats and Oils, (Commack, NY: Business Trends Analysts) 1985.
 
Book Publishing, (Commack, NY: Business Trends Analysts) 1985.
 
 Mining Machinery Industry, (Commack, NY: Business Trends Analysts) 1985.
 
“President’s Proposal for the Caribbean Defeats its Own Goals” Newsday, April 1, 1982, p. 86.
 
          
  Book Reviews:
 
Calculated Futures: Theology, Ethics, and Economics by D. Stephen Long, Nancy Ruth Fox and Tripp York, Journal of Law & Religion, (forthcoming).
 
Modern Catholic Social Documents and Political Economy by Albino F. Barrera, OIKONOMIA, 2004, No. 1, Feb. p. 42-47.
 
Veblen in Perspective: His Life and Thought by Stephen Edgell, Eastern Economic Journal, 2004, Summer, Vol. 30, 3, pp. 501-502.
 
America Unequal by Sheldon Danziger and Peter Gottschalk, Journal of Economic Issues, March, 1997, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 286-87.
 
The Sports Stadium as a Municipal Investment by Dean V. Baim, Eastern Economic Journal 1996, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 103-104.
 
Aspirations and Realities: A Documentary History of Economic Development Policy in Ireland Since 1922 by James L. Wiles and Richard B. Finnegan, History of Political Economy, 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 127-128..
 
The Veblen Treasury edited by Rick Tilman, Review of Political Economy, 1996, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 115-116.
 
Austrian Economics in America by Karen Vaughn, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 1995, pp. 155-157.
 
Ethics and Excellence by Robert Solomon, Review of Business, Spring, 1994, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 41.
 
Economics and the Philosophy of Science by Deborah Redman, History of Political Economy, Summer, 1994, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 337-339.
 
The Stratified State: Radical Institutionalist Theories of Participation and Duality edited by William Dugger and William Waller, Journal of Economic Issues, September, 1994, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 927-929.
 
Thorstein Veblen and His Critics by Rick Tilman, Eastern Economic Journal, Fall, 1994, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 482-3.
 
Verification in Economics and History by O. F. Hamouda and B. B. Price, History of Political Economy, Spring, 1994, Vol. 26., No. 1, pp. 167-169.
 
Political Economy and Colonial Ireland by Thomas A. Boylan and Timothy P. Foley, History of Economic Ideas, 1993, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 207-209.
 
The Invisible Hand: Economic Equilibrium in the History of Science by Bruna Ingrao and Giorgio Israel, Isis, 1992, Vol. 83, No. 2, pp. 309-10.
 
More Heat than Light and Against Mechanism by Philip Mirowski, Eastern Economic Journal, July-Sept, 1991, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 387-389.
 
Bukharin's Theory of Equilibrium by Kenneth J. Tarbuck, History of Political Economy, Fall, 1991, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 542-4.
 
Kaldor's Political Economy edited by Tony Lawson, J. Gabriel Palma and John Sender, Journal of Economic Issues, December, 1990, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 1198-99.
 
Nicholas Kaldor by A.P. Thirlwall, Review of Business, Winter, 1989, pp. 26-7.
 
The Essential Adam Smith edited by Robert Heilbroner and Lawrence Malone, Review of Business, Summer, 1986, p. 25.
 
 Presentations:
 
“Practical Reason and Economic Theory” (Invited Plenary Presentation) The Business of Practical Wisdom: An Exploration of Virtue and Business within the Catholic Social Tradition, Catholic University, Eichstat-Ingolstadt, Germany, September 26, 2009.
 
“Catholic social thought and financial meltdown” (Invited Lecture) International Youth Leadership Network,  Angelicum, Rome, July 1, 2009
 
“Till it and keep it: Environmental exploitation vs. economic growth from a CST Perspective” (Invited Lecture)Catholic Social Teaching Seminar, Path to Peace Foundation, New York, May 19, 2009.
 
“Catholicism and Economics” (Invited Lecture/Debate, with Michael Novak and Thomas Storck) Catholicism and Economics, Center for Catholic Studies, Nassau Community College, April 4, 2009.
 
“Last Lecture: From the Many to the One; the Unity of Knowledge from the Unity of God” St. John’s University, April 2, 2009.
 
“Towards a Deeper Understanding of the Market” (Invited Lecture) Theology and Ethics Symposium, Catholic Health Association St. Louis, MO, March 25, 2009.
 
“The Market: The view from the Catholic Theological Tradition” (Invited Lecture) Theology and Ethics Symposium, Catholic Health Association St. Louis, MO, March 25, 2009.
 
“What can Economists learn from Catholic social thought” (Invited Lecture), Italian History of Economic Thought Association, Treviso, Italy, March 27, 2008.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and Economic Policy” (Invited Lecture) 19th Annual Social Policy Conference, Dublin, Ireland, October 16, 2007.
 
“From Wealth of Nations to Popular Progresso” (Invited Lecture) Henry George and Catholic Social Thought Dialogue Conference, Scranton University, Scranton, PA, July, 2007.
 
“Challenges of Bringing CST to a Catholic Business School” (Invited Lecture) Business Education at Catholic Universities Conference, University of St. Thomas, July 2007.
 
“Economics and Catholic Social Thought,” (Invited Lecture) Seminar, Conference of Religious of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, September 13, 2006.
 
“Welfare Reform as Prudential Judgment” (Invited Plenary Presentation) 2nd Annual Conference on Public Policy, Law and Catholic Social Thought, Minneapolis, Minn., April, 2006.
“The ‘Social Mortgage’ of Property: Eminent Domain from a Catholic Social Thought Perspective” The Jurisprudential Legacy of John Paul II Conference, St. John’s University School of Law, March 24, 2006.
“Doing Well by Doing Good” (Invited Lecture), Doing Well by Doing Good Lecture Series, Loyola College, Baltimore, February 21, 2006.
“Christian Morals and the Competitive System Revisited” (Presidential Address) Association for Evolutionary Economics, January 7, 2006, Boston.
“The Theology of Poverty” and “Economics and Politics of Poverty” (with Mary Ann Dontuono), Deacon Formation Lectures, Brooklyn/Queens Dioceses, October 29, 2005.
“The Ethics of Wealth Creation, Distribution and Use” (Luncheon Keynote Address), 12 Annual Conference Promoting Business Ethics, October 26, 2005, New York.
“Catholic social thought and the economy” (Dinner Keynote Address), Lagatos, July 14, 2005, New York.
“Catholic and Vincentian Contributions to Leadership Formation” St. John’s 10th Anniversary Forum, April 1, 2005, Rome, Italy.
 
“Ending Poverty As We Know It” Eastern Economic Association, Washington, D.C., February 21, 2004.
 
“Job Guarantees versus Income Guarantees” Panel Discussion, Eastern Economic Association, Washington, D.C., February 21, 2004.
 
“Management as if Faith Mattered: A Panel Discussion” Corporate Responsibility and Religious Values Conference, Fordham University Law School, February 23, 2004.
 
“Basic Income and Agricultural Policy in the USA” BIEN Conference, Barcelona, Spain, September 20, 2004.
 
“Greed is not Enough: Insights on Globalization from Catholic Social Thought” Catholic Social Thought and Globalization Conference, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, November 6-7, 2003.
 
“Catholic Social Thought in Economics Courses”Catholic Social Thought Across the Curriculum Conference, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Minn., October 23-25, 2003.
 
“The Challenge of Catholic Social Thought to Economic Theory” Christianity and Economics Conference, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, November 7-9, 2002.
 
“Promoting Equity and Efficiency in a 21st Century Economy: The Basic Income Solution” Association of Social Economics/ASSA meetings, Atlanta, January 5, 2002.
 
“Wealth and Poverty: On the Social Creation of Scarcity” Association of Evolutionary Economics/ASSA meetings, Atlanta, January 5, 2002.
 
“John Paul II and the Value Theory of Labor” Work As Key To The Social Question: The Great Social and Economic Transformations and Subjective Dimension Of Work, Vatican, Vatican City, September 12-15, 2001.
 
“Wealth, Poverty and Labor Market Flexibility” AFEE/UMKC Summer School, Kansas City, MO., June 25, 2001.
 
“The Economics of Poverty and the Poverty of Economics” (Presidential Address), Association for Institutionalist Thought/WSSA, Reno, NV, April 19, 2001.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and Economic Theory” (Invited Lecture) Seton Hall University, March 29, 2001.
 
“Principles of Economic Equity” (Invited Lecture) NETWORK Equity Seminar, Silver Springs, MD., Feb., 12, 2001.
 
“Why a Rising Tide hasn’t lifted all Boats” URPE/ASSA Conference, New Orleans, LA., January 6, 2001.
 
“Poverty Proposals of Major Presidential Candidates” The Poor and the Election Seminar, St. John’s University, New York, October 31, 2000.
 
“Unemployment in History and Theory” (Invited Lecture) Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy, October 11, 2000.
 
"Basic Income Policy in Ireland” (Invited Lecture) Villa Rosa, Rome, Italy, October 10, 2000.
 
“Basic Income–The Unfinished Business of the Twentieth Century” (Invited Lecture) Walter Gordon Symposium in Public Policy, Massey College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 4-5, 2000. (Broadcast by the CBC).
 
“Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? How Poverty has Become Immune from Economic Growth” Association for Institutionalist Thought/WSSA, San Diego, April 28, 2000.
 
“Conceptions of Wealth in Economic Theory and Catholic Social Thought” Fourth International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, Peubla, Mexico, July 12, 2000.
 
“Promoting Social Justice in the 21st Century Economy” (Invited Lecture) Catholic Charities Centennial Lectures, Brooklyn, February 9, 2000.
 
“Basic Income: Promoting Economic Efficiency and Equity Through Tax and Benefit Integration” Global Institute for Taxation conference on “Taxation Alternatives for the 21st Century”, New York, September 30, 1999.
 
“Rethinking the Meaning of Economic Life” Work-Life Ministry Conference, Seton Hall University, July 29-30, 1999.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and the Economic Problem” (Invited Lecture)  Catholic Social Thought in the Academy: Engaging the Disciplines,  3rd Annual John F. Henning Conference, , St. Mary’s College of California, March 13, 1999.
 
“Just Desert: Catholic Social Thought and the Distribution of Income” Third International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, Goa, India, January 12, 1999.
 
“How the Irish Might Save Civilization Again: The Proposal for a Basic Income in Ireland” (Invited Lecture) The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Keoch Center for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, October 13, 1998.
 
“Worldly Advice from Other-Worldly Philosophers: Catholic Social Thought and the Problem of Economic Transition” at the Economic Transition in Historical Perspective: What can be learned from the history of economics conference, Krakow, Poland September 17-19, 1998.
 
“Answering the Economic Questions and Objections to a Basic Income: Lessons from Ireland and Elsewhere” (with Terrence McDonough and Scott Steele), at the7th International Congress on Basic Income, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 10-12, 1998.
 
“Equity and Efficiency in the Firm: A Catholic Social Thought Perspective” at The Nature and Purpose of the Business Organization within Catholic Social Thought, University of St. Thomas, Minn., August 13-16, 1998.
 
“The Celtic Tiger: Whence it came; Where its going?” St. John’s University, New York, March 12, 1998.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and Management Education: A Panel Discussion” Chair and Participant, Fourth Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Garden City, New York, October 30, 1997.
 
“The Future of Capitalism” (Invited Lecture) Economics, Spirituality and the 21st Century Conference, Milltown Park, Dublin, Ireland, October 20, 1997.
 
“Basic Income and the Distribution of Income” (Invited Lecture) Dublin Economic Policy Conference, Kenmare, Ireland, October 19, 1997.
 
“A Basic Income for the United States of America: Ensuring that the Benefits of Economic Progress are Equitably Shared” Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Lecture, St. John’s University, September 23, 1997.
 
“Measuring Economic Progress” (Invited Lecture) Quality of Life Conference, Zakopane, Poland, September 20, 1997.
 
“Future Research Topics on Implementing a Basic Income in Ireland” Working Group on Basic Income/Department of the Taoiseach, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, September 8, 1997.
 
“Catholic Social Thought and Economic Theory: Some Preliminary Reflections” Second Catholic Social Thought and Management Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, July 29, 1997.
 
"Pathways to a Basic Income in Ireland" (with John Healy)(Invited Lecture) Conference of Religious of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, April 7, 1997.
 
“How are we Doing?: An Analysis of Alternative Measures of Economic Well Being” (with Catherine Kavanagh) Association for Evolutionary Economics/ASSA meetings, New Orleans, January 5, 1997.
 
“Alternative Perspectives on Unemployment in Ireland” (with Catherine Kavanagh), European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy, Antwerp, Belgium, November 8, 1996.
 
“Progress, Values and Economic Indicators” (with Catherine Kavanagh). (Invited Lecture) Conference of the Religious of Ireland Social Policy Conference, Dublin, Ireland, September 18, 1996.
 
“Measuring the Benefits of Economic Progress” (Invited Lecture), Jagiellion University, Cracow, Poland, September 16, 1996.
 
“Country Assessments: United States of America” Basic Income European Network’s 6th Congress, Vienna, Austria, September 14, 1996.
 
“Basic Income and Full Employment” Basic Income European Network’s 6th Congress, Vienna, Austria, September 13, 1996.
 
“Unemployment in Ireland: A Post Keynesian Perspective” Second Annual Cork Economic Policy Symposium, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, July 12, 1996.
 
“Ron Stanfield’s Economics, Power and Culture” Association for Institutionalist Thought Conference, Reno, Nevada, April 18, 1996.
 
"Basic Income, Unemployment and Poverty: Analysis of the Economic Implications of Basic Income Schemes" (with Catherine Kavanagh). Association for Evolutionary Economics /ASSA meetings, San Francisco, January 5, 1996.
 
"Basic Income and the Irish Worker" (with Catherine Kavanagh). Conference of the Religious of Ireland Social Policy Conference, Dublin, Ireland, September 20, 1995.
 
"Inequality in the 1980's: An Institutionalist Perspective" 9th Malvern Political Economy Conference, Great Malvern, England, August 10, 1995. Also presented as a guest lecture, Cambridge University, May 23, 1995.
 
"Legitimating Inequality: Some Recent Attempts at Explaining Rising Inequality" Association for Evolutionary Economics/ASSA meetings, Washington, D.C., January 7, 1995.
 
"From Natural Value to Social Value" Sixth Annual International Conference on Socio-Economics, Paris, France, July 16, 1994.
 
"On Dissenting Economists: Thorstein Veblen as a Case Study" History of Economics Society meetings, Babson College, June, 1994.
 
"Introduction of Robert L. Heilbroner as Recipient of 1993 Veblen-Commons Award" Association for Evolutionary Economics/ASSA meetings, Boston, January 3, 1994.
 
"Spontaneous Order versus Instituted Process" Association for Evolutionary Economics/ASSA meetings, Anaheim, California, January 5, 1993.
 
"History, J.S. Mill and the Science of Society" European Economic Association Conference, Dublin, Ireland, August 31, 1992.
 
"Veblen and Sraffa as Children of Marx" Sixth Malvern Political Economy Conference, Greater Malvern, England, August 14, 1992.
 
"The Rise and Fall of History in Economics" History of Economics Society conference, Fairfax, Virginia, May, 1992.
 
"Equilibrium as a Displaced Concept" Eastern Economic Association meetings, New York, March 27, 1992.
 
"An Institutionalist Critique of Sraffian Economics" Association for Evolutionary Economics/ Allied Social Science Association meetings, New Orleans, January 4, 1992.
 
"Nature and Metaphors in the History of Economic Thought", lecture given at the New York History of Economics Club, New York University, September 27, 1991.
 
"Stark's History and Historians of Political Economy: A Review" History of Economics Society conference, College Park, Maryland, June, 1991.
 
"Austrian and Institutionalist Conceptions of Process and Institutions" Association for Institutionalist Thought/ Western Social Science Association meetings, Portland, Oregon, April 29, 1990.
 
"History Versus Equilibrium, Part Two" Eastern Economic Association meetings, Cincinnati, March 30, 1990.
 
"The Philosophy of Equilibrium" contribution to the Troisieme Colloque de l'Association Charles Gide pour l'Etude de la Pensee Economique/ Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, September 21-22, 1989.
 
"Economic Theory as Social Thought" History of Economics Society conference, Richmond, Virginia, June 13, 1989.
 
"Naturalism in Economic Theory: The Use of `State of Nature' Explanations in the History of Economic Thought" History of Economics Society conference, Richmond, Virginia, June 12, 1989.
 
"Adam Smith and Society as a Process" Association for Institutional Thought/ Western Social Science Association meetings, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 29, 1989.
 
"The Philosophical Foundations of `Scientific' Economics and the Concept of Equilibrium" Eastern Economic Association meetings, Baltimore, Maryland, March 3, 1989.
 
"Equilibrium For What?: Reflections on Social Order in Economics" Association for Evolutionary Economics/ Allied Social Science Association meetings, New York, December 30, 1988.
 
"Adam Smith and Natural Law" History of Economics Society conference, Toronto, Canada, June 19, 1988.
 
"Advertising and Quality" Faculty Seminar, St. John's University, Queens, New York, April 14, 1988.
 
 "The Natural Law Preconceptions of Jevons, Menger and Walras" History of Economics Society conference, Cambridge, Mass., June 21, 1987.
 
"Austrian and Post Keynesian Critiques of Equilibrium Theory" Austrian Economics Seminar, New York University, March 18, 1986.

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