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Andrew M. Yuengert, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 236
Phone: (310) 506-4380

  • Ph.D., Economics, Yale University
  • B.A., Economics, University of Virginia
  • MPP 643 Immigration Policy
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • American Economics Association
  • Association of Christian Economists
  • Association for Social Economics
  • Society of Catholic Social Scientists
  • The Philadelphia Society
Academic Interests:
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Economic Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Ethics and Economy Theory
  • Finance
  • Immigration Policy
  • Labor Economics
  • Religion
Selected Works:
  • The Boundaries of Technique: Ordering Positive and Normative Concerns in Economic Research (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2004).
  • Inhabiting the Land: The Case for the Right to Migrate, Monograph, Christian Social Thought Series, Center for Economic Personalism, 2004., 1999
  • Prudence and Development Ethics, in New Directions in Development Ethics: Essays in Honor of Denis Goulet, eds. Charles K. Wilber and Amitava Krishna Dutt (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming).
  • Free Markets and the Culture of Consumption, in Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy, ed. Philip Booth (London: Institute for Economic Analysis, 2007).
  • From Prophecy to Policy: Bishops, Prudence, and Immigration Politics, University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Summer 2006.
  • The Multiple Purposes of Models: The Case of Rational Addiction, Journal of Economic Methodology, March 2006.
  • International Migration and the Universal Common Good, The Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Spring 2004.
  • Why Did the Economist Cross the Road? The Hierarchical Logic of Ethical and Economic Reasoning, Economics and Philosophy, October 2002.
  • The Common Good for Economists, Faith and Economics, Fall 2001.
  • Do Bishops Matter? A Cross-sectional Study of Ordinations to the Roman Catholic Priesthood by Diocese, Review of Religious Research, Spring, 2001.
  • Rational Choice with Passion: Virtue in a Model of Rational Addiction, Review of Social Economy, March, 2001.
  • Catholic Social Teaching and Economics on Immigration, Journal of Markets and Morality, Spring 2000.
  • The Uses of Economics in Papal Encyclicals, in Religion and Economics: Normative Social Theory, eds. James Dean and A.M.C. Waterman (Kluwer Press, 1999).
  • Free Markets and Character, Catholic Social Science Review, Fall 1996.
  • Testing Hypotheses of Immigrant Self-Employment, Journal of Human Resources, Winter 1995.
  • Immigrant Earnings, Relative to What? The Importance of Earnings Function Specification and Comparison Points, Journal of Applied Econometrics, February 1994.
  • The Measurement of Efficiency in Life Insurance: Estimates of a Mixed Normal-Gamma Error Model, Journal of Banking and Finance, April 1993.
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