Centro di Ricerca "Markets, Culture & Ethics"


The Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre (MCE) of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross was founded in 2009 with the aim of studying in a systematic and scientific way the ethical aspects (social and individual) of economic and social life, in the light of reason and the Catholic faith


At the same time, it has an ecumenical and interreligious approach since social problems can only be resolved by a joint effort and in dialogue with contemporary culture. MCE’s academic activities are open to scholars and economic practitioners in all areas as they provide necessary elements for a true dialogue of faith with the world. MCE does not align itself with any particular school of economic thought, and it is open to all schools of thought as long as they are compatible with Christian anthropology.



In evidenza

On February 5, 2018, a course of formation "Program of Church Management" for priests, lay persons and members of religious orders who work for the Church in economic and administrative capacities, begins, organized by the Markets, Culture & Ethics Research Center. 

Program of Church Management

The Program of Church Management consists in two terms, with 4 full time weeks and a total of 296 teaching and training hours.

Our Research Centre is glad to announce the first Rome Conference on Forgiveness, held in January, 18, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

The Conference, in collaboration with the International Forgiveness Institute, the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, and the Relational Ontology Research, will concern the Virtue of Forgiveness Formation in Educational Programs to Promote Peace.
The admission is free, to registrate for mail to mce.office [at] pusc.it with name, surname, and institution of provenience by January 10, 2018.
English-Italian interpreting available.


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MCE Research Seminars are part of an ongoing series of seminars aimed at professors, researchers, and students at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. The series hosts lecturers from the PUSC (professors and doctoral students) as well as guests lecturers from other universities in Italy and abroad. The seminars cover a broad range of topics within the lines of research of the MCE Research Centre and typically run one hour, including time for both the presentation and discussion.

On June 21-23, 2018 we are holding the 10th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education in conjunction with the 6th Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Business and Society at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference theme is “Building Institutions for the Common Good: the Purpose and Practice of Business in an Inclusive Economy.” 


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