Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Centre (MCE)


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.

Its purpose is to foster dialogue between faith and contemporary culture for the promotion of a positive transformation of society and global development.

MCE Research Centre’s activities focus on deepening and disseminating Catholic perspectives, through research and academic events, on the relation between ethics, culture and the economy and on the role and conduct of business in society. 

MCE does not align with any particular school of economic thought and is open to all traditions willing to dialogue with Christian anthropology and perspective. At the same time, MCE has an ecumenical and interreligious approach since social problems can only be resolved by a joint effort and in dialogue with contemporary culture regarding the meaning of a more humane economy.



In evidenza

Dear Friends of MCE,

The academic year is going to start again soon, and we are embarking on this new journey with happy news!

In August 2022, our Giulia Latella won a full scholarship at the University of Navarra! Giulia's academic profile caught the interest of the outgoing Dean of the School for Business and Economics, Ignacio Ferrero, who is one of the business ethics professors. In the past, he was also the thesis coordinator of Marta Rocchi. This scholarship covers Giulia’s entire doctoral program of 3 years in all.

L’ultimo contributo della nostra Rubrica è, senza farlo apposta, una sintesi dei principali temi dei nostri appuntamenti precedenti. Vi anticipo, con un piccolo spoiler, che ci occuperemo un po’ più da vicino delle soluzioni innovative che la tecnologia blockchain offre per la governance di risorse comuni (common pool resources). Blockchain, governo (e quindi norme), bene comune: come vedete sono concetti ormai familiari!  

Il 16 Marzo si è svolto il workshop Impact Meets Digital: Empowering Social Impact, di cui il centro di ricerca Markets, Culture and Ethics (MCE) è stato uno dei promotori.

Una rete di nodi per una rete di persone.

Quando il professor Giacomo Sillari, docente di Epistemologia presso la Luiss Guido Carli, ci ha proposto (su richiesta della maggior parte dei dottorandi!) di approfondire temi di blockchain e bitcoin, non so se mi è partito prima lo sbadiglio o se si è arricciato il capello.


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