Kenneth Boulding: Religious Influences on his Economics
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
- Chair: David Phillips, University of Notre Dame
Economia Della Pace
AbstractPeace economics has not been a mainstream field of economic research in recent decades. This presentation will touch on this and Boulding's work in this area. Topics include the theoretical pillars of peace economics which take into account the distinction between productive and unproductive activities. Economic development depends on the balance between them. In fact, conflict and peace are to affect differently such balance. Next, the economic correlates of different types of conflicts and political violence are presented. In particular, a substantial attention is devoted to the economic causes of civil wars and terrorism. Besides the empirical evidence, several conceptual points are proposed to explain the detrimental impact of military expenditures. The debate on peacefulness of international trade is expounded and also specific topics as sanctions and international arms trade are discussed. Further space is devoted to economics of peacekeeping and to the role of IMF.
Kenneth Boulding: The Friendly Economist
AbstractThe paper presents reflections on the impact of Quaker thought and practice on the contributions of Kenneth Boulding to economics, as well as the impact of Quaker thought and practice on the contributions of Boulding to social science more generally.
College of the Holy Cross
St. Lawrence University
- B3 - History of Economic Thought: Individuals
- Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology