The Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre (MCE) of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy was founded in 2009 to study the ethical dimensions (social and individual) of economic and social life in a systematic and scientific way, in the light of reason and the Catholic faith, and to foster dialogue between faith and contemporary culture for the promotion of a positive transformation of society and global development.
MCE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
MCE Research Centre’s activities focus on deepening and disseminating Catholic perspectives on the relation between ethics, culture and the economy and on the role and conduct of business in society. Our research publications and academic events aim to further understanding of the economy and contribute to inclusive, free, just and true global development.
MCE does not align with any particular school of economic thought and is open to all traditions open to dialogue with Christian anthropology and perspective.
Engaging economic and social science in the light of Catholic Social Doctrine, we study the significance of ethics and culture for socio-economic development, their meaning for business management and their importance for the creation of a truly humane economy.