About The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies: Academic Advisory Council
Daniel Finn is Professor of Theology and the William E. and Virginia Clemens Professor of Economics and the Liberal Arts at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He is a past-president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the Association for Social Economics.
With Paul Caron, he is co-director of the Institute's True Wealth of Nations research project and is working on a project, supported by the Institute, to engage the Catholic Church in Latin America to work with civil society organizations to confront government corruption. He has provided leadership on affordable housing in the five-city St. Could, Minnesota, area for the Great River Interfaith Partnership, a faith-based community organization.
He has received the Monica Hellwig Award for Outstanding Contributions to Catholic Intellectual Life from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Thomas F. Divine Award for Lifetime Contributions to Social Economics and the Social Economy from the Association for Social Economics, and the Robert L. Spaeth Teacher of Distinction Award from Saint John's University.
His most recent books are The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life(Oxford), The Moral Ecology of Markets: Assessing Claims about Markets and Justice (Cambridge), and Just Trading: On the Ethics and Economics of International Trade (Abingdon). He earned the B.S. from St. John Fisher College and the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.