Human Behavior, Catholic Social Thought, and Global Development

By: Thomas Banchoff

April 13, 2015

Last week saw the fourth and final lecture by senior World Bank officials at Georgetown this semester. Chief Economist Kaushik Basu pursued his earlier reflections on the intellectual challenges that lie ahead for development institutions and practitioners. He focused on forces for change outside purely economic factors, including "mindsets" and law and governance. The challenge put to our bloggers was to reflect on the new elements that need to be taken into account when reflecting on non-economic dimensions of development thinking and practice. They considered how ethical human behavior and a moral culture, in line with the teachings of Catholic social thought, can promote just development. 


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Human Behavior, Catholic Social Thought, and Global Development