. . . and orders three donuts, walks to his car, and wolfs them down. A successful cost-benefit calculation? Or a decision made, if not exactly against his will, nevertheless to his own detriment? Economics, politics, and human choice.
Andrew M. Yuengert is a Professor of Economics at Seaver College, Pepperdine University. Professor Yuengert holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and a PhD in economics from Yale University. He has taught economics at Pepperdine for sixteen years. Before coming to Pepperdine, he was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Professor Yuengert has made research contributions in several fields: economic philosophy, Catholic Social Teaching, the empirical study of religion, labor economics, and finance. He is a former President of the Association of Christian Economists, and currently serves as editor of its journal, Faith & Economics. Recent books include The Boundaries of Technique: Ordering Positive and Normative Concerns in Economic Research, from Lexington Books, and Inhabiting the Land: the Case for the Right to Migrate, published by the Acton Institute for Religion and Liberty. He is currently working on “Roman Catholic Economics,” for the Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics, and a book manuscript, Approximating Prudence: Economic Theories of Rationality and Practical Wisdom.