Andrew M. Yuengert is an Ordinary Professor of Economics and Social Thought at the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America. He is also a Fellow in the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia (1983) and a
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
He currently lives in Hyattsville, MD, with his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth. They have three children.
“Exchanges between economics, moral philosophy, and theological ethics often end in mutual incomprehension and frustration. The members of these disciplines speak different languages, and each blames the others for not knowing his own grammar and conceptual vocabulary. The exchange needs translators on both sides, each able to learn the language and inhabit the intellectual worldview of the other. A real understanding of these disciplines can deepen our understanding of economics, and (by the way) help economists to better communicate the poorly-understood concepts of economics to theologians and philosophers, who need econ-speakers to help them understand economics better..”