Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM MST
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Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Jen Mozilo
Arizona Council on Economic Education

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Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics


Why do we teach ethics in an economics class?  The lessons pose interesting questions about efficiency and equity in health care, the meaning of justice, why ethical conduct is essential to the scientific process, why markets need ethical standards, the moral limits of markets, the ethics of sweatshop labor, the social responsibility of business and the ethics of the sale of human organs.  The active-learning lessons help students develop critical-thinking skills necessary to explore economic and public-policy issues within a wider moral context.


 John Morton - Former vice president of program development at the national Council for Economic Education.  He chaired the advisory board of The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition for nine years and has written over 40 widely used publications of instructional activities for high school economics courses.

 Jonathan Wight – Professor of Economics, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond.

 Professor Wight’s areas of expertise include ethics of capitalism, economics of globalization and Adam Smith.

David Schmidtz - Head of the Department of Political Economy and Moral Science at the University of Arizona, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic (College of Management), and editor in chief of the leading academic journal Social Philosophy & Policy.


 $25 Registration fee includes a complimentary publication “Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics”, a Flash Drive with curriculum materials, 6 hours of professional development, breakfast and lunch.