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di Maurizio Baussola pagine: 2 Scarica
Introduction The Economy of Francesco: A Process More Than an Event
di Simona Beretta, Mario A. Maggioni pagine: 7 Scarica
This introductory paper explains why the Economy of Francesco (EoF) is a relevant topic for a special issue of Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali/Research In Social Sciences, in terms of its quantitative relevance, the innovativeness of the method, the average age of the actors involved, and its interdisciplinary scope. A few reflections are also made regarding the contribution that EoF, and Catholic social thought as proposed by Pope Francis more generally, can make to economics as a scientific discipline, to economic policy as a tool for social action and to our daily lives as professional economists and university lecturers.


The Economy of the Last Time
di Luigino Bruni pagine: 7 Scarica
Franciscan economy, which did not become the dominant form of the economy after Middle Ages, could become the economy of the era of common goods.
Taking Care of Work for a New Economy: The Experience of The Economy of Francesco
di Giorgia Nigri, Domenico Rossignoli pagine: 21 Scarica
This paper presents a summary of the experience of the “Work and Care” thematic village of The Economy of Francesco, which reflected on a wide range of topics related to the future of work, both as a means for sustainment and as personal and professional fulfilment, in close relationship with care for others and creation. In the first part, we outline a conceptual framework based on the social teachings of the Church; we highlight insights from economics and personal experiences, according to which work has an essentially relational nature and requires care itself in the face of current global and moral threats. Then we explore three possible applications (care for the disregarded, a “part-time for all” proposal, and a “flexicurity” approach to the labour market), highlighting potential economic and social benefits as well as discussing their limitations, mostly due to limited immediate feasibility.
Policies and Public Happiness: The Economy of Francesco Seen Through the Lens of the Civil Economy
di Plinio Limata, Paolo Santori pagine: 15 Scarica
The Economy of Francesco, launched by Pope Francis’s initiative in 2019, is a global movement of young economists, entrepreneurs and changemakers aiming to rethink the whole economic system. The initiative has now developed over two years, seeing the commitment of thousands of young people from various parts of the globe. The work was divided into thematic areas and villages. This article addresses what has been developed in the Policies and Happiness village, highlighting the pros and cons of this policy setting.
Businesses in Transition: Venturing for a Better World Through the Light of the Economy of Francesco
di Giacomo Ciambotti pagine: 18 Scarica
We are living in a time of continuous and profound changes in our societies, in which the role of businesses is being questioned and the ways they conceive of and organise themselves are being significantly reshaped, as well as their strategies, models and relationships with stakeholders. More than 180 researchers, entrepreneurs, and changemakers at the Economy of Francesco event have addressed such topics in the thematic village named Businesses in Transition. In heeding their responsible commitment, this paper aims to present the process and contributions of the Businesses in Transition village to reveal the approach and the guiding pillars that were embraced, and shed light on possible future developments in terms of both research and practical applications.
The Journey of the Finance and Humanity Village
di Andrea Calef, Andrea Roncella pagine: 16 Scarica
This article aims to provide a scientific understanding of the Finance and Humanity Village by following a well-identifiable pattern to describe it. We provide a theoretical framework and assess the efficacy of its work through a SWOT analysis.
CO² of Inequalities: Enhancing Diversity, Avoiding Inequalities
di Davide Bussi, Luca Crivelli, Carlo Giardinetti, Joseph Hili, Mario Lucchini, Marta Pedrajas, Valentina Rotondi pagine: 19 Scarica
The name of our village within The Economy of Francesco, “CO² of Inequalities”, showcases a tension: as much as it is meaningless to conceptualize nature (or the creation thereof) without carbon dioxide, thus it is unrealistic to conceptualize humanity without diversity, the great wealth of humanity. In this paper, we showcase some of the activities and reflections made within our village. First, we offer a theoretical reflection on the issue of inequalities by looking at Pope Francis’ magisterium and Nobel prize-winner Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach. Second, we reflect on the issue of meritocracy and its relationship with inequalities. Third, we present the state of the art on inequalities across the globe by resorting to an innovative statistical tool, a self-organizing map. Fourth, we reflect on diversity (equity) and inequality in the business world.
Building an Integral Spiritual Ecology Through The Economy of Francesco: Using the Four Principles of the Theology of the People for a New Integral Economics
di Alejandro Cañadas pagine: 19 Scarica
The Economy of Francesco (EoF) is a serious and urgent invitation to transform current economic thinking. In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis moves our hearts to undertake an integral, spiritual, and ecological conversion. The EoF is a necessary spiritual and intellectual exercise to transform the way we do finance and economics. After the catastrophic global financial crisis in 2009, and in a post-Covid era, this is the ideal time for a great reset in the ways we practice, live, and teach economics In this paper, I discuss three main ideas. First, four principles from the Theology of the People shaped Pope Francis’s thinking in Laudato Si’. Second, I suggest that these four principles from the theology of the People can be used to build The Economy of Francesco. Third, I claim that the works of Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer, and Robert Dellner are natural and current examples of the EoF.
The (Implicit) Microeconomic Foundations of The Economy of Francesco
di Tommaso Gabrieli pagine: 15 Scarica
In this paper, I analyse the microeconomic foundations of the economic judgements expressed in the encyclical letters of Pope Francis. I argue that these judgements are based on the implicit assumption that 1) human preferences are not those of the selfish Homo economicus and 2) market outcomes are neither equitable nor efficient. I discuss how both 1) and 2) are alternative foundations of the standard neoclassical paradigm, and I offer a review across economic fields of the most important contributions that explicitly put forward these microeconomic foundations. The fact that 1)is a criticism of individual assumptions and 2) is a criticism of an aggregate outcome poseschallenges and opportunities: a growing body of recent economic research has offered importantcontributions on such links; therefore, I show that modern economic research can offer a comprehensive microeconomic foundation of The Economy of Francesco.
Protagonists of Radical Changes Through Inclusive Processes. Comments on the “Economy of Francesco”
di Alessandro Barattieri pagine: 7 Scarica
In May 2019, Pope Francis launched the initiative “Economy of Francesco” (EoF). In this note, I offer some reflections on the interventions by Pope Francis at the EoF events, as well as on the EoF final statement. I also discuss an example from my own research about the connection between the financial sector and the real economy, one of the themes addressed by the EoF. My central thesis is that EoF is an extremely fascinating initiative, with great potential to impact the lives and work of many young economists and challenge some of the current inadequate paradigms. However, to fully exploit this potential, it is important for the participants of the EoF movement to truly follow the Pope’s invitation to “reach the centres where ideas and paradigms are developed and decided”.
Economy of Francesco: From Initiative to Action
di Galina Hale pagine: 6 Scarica
“Our “dominion” over the universe should be understood more properly in the sense of responsible stewardship” (Laudato Si’, III, 116). Applied to all aspects of our economic activity, the principle of responsible stewardship is a guiding principle for the Economy of Francesco commitments. It is a principle that most of us find easy to agree upon. The challenge, however, is how to get from where we are today to an economy that is just, sustainable, and fair. In this article, I discuss potential concrete actions each of us can take to contribute to choosing the right path. Lasting change is not likely to come from the top but from our individual actions.
Justice Demands Valiant International Taxation Reform
di Juan Manuel Jauregui pagine: 6 Scarica
In The Economy of Francesco, Pope Francis calls for just economic relations. On many previous occasions, the Holy See has also spoken against tax evasion. This article supports this call and provides background information on the high level of tax evasion that benefits from profit shifting, tax havens and other weaknesses in the current international taxation architecture. Based on the work and proposals of the Holy See, as well as international financial organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the article reviews some of the problems and current solutions being analysed by international policymakers and the governments of leading nations. It also advocates for valiant leadership that levies taxes at the national level on flows related to phantom FDI and on digital transactions, as these effectively reduce evasion and catalyse international cooperation.
Scattered Remarks on “The Economy of Francesco” Research Programs
di Stefano Zamagni pagine: 10 Scarica
After a brief description of the two main recent developments that undermine the full realization of a new model of market economy, the essay illustrates the most significant results so far achieved within the “Economy of Francesco” research program. In particular, the urgency of rewiring present-day finance, that has largely escaped the control of national authorities. Second, governments need to re-affirm their fundamental role in fixing the rules of the economic game. Without rules, globalization becomes (actually, has already acquired the characteristic of) a jungle. Third, the integral human development approach (Laudato Si’) should substitute the familiar growth strategies that unfortunately continue to be studied and taught in the vast majority of Universities. The final section of the article deals with the ways ahead, especially the urgency to abandon the disgraceful metaphor of homo oeconomicus, in order to embrace the notion of common good.
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