Albino Barrera, O.P.


Contact Information:


Accinno Hall 206B


Other - Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

Ph.D. - Economics, Yale University

Brief Biography:

Albino Barrera, O.P. is Professor of Economics and Theology with research and teaching interests in economic ethics and the interface of economics and theology. He teaches courses in economic development and international trade theory and policy. He has a joint appointment with the Theology Department where he teaches Christian social ethics. His most recent book is Catholic Missionaries and Their Work with the Poor: Mitigating Market-Government Failure in Emerging Nations (Routledge, 2019).

Area(s) of Expertise:

Moral Theology; Economic Ethics; Development Economics; International Trade

Selected Publications:

Barrera, O.P., A. (2013) Biblical Economic Ethics: Sacred Scripture's Teachings on Economic Life. Lexington

Barrera, O.P., A. (2011) Market Complicity and Christian Ethics. Cambridge

Barrera, O.P., A. (2007) Globalization and Economic Ethics. Palgrave

Barrera, O.P., A. (2005) Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics. Cambridge

Barrera, O.P., A. (2005) God and the Evil of Scarcity: Moral Foundations of Economic Agency . Notre Dame

Selected Presentations:

Barrera, O.P., A. Economic Theology, Theological Economics: An Interdisciplinary Conference. , Rome - "Biblical and Patristic Teachings and Economic Theology: Convergence and Divergence" May, 2014

Barrera, O.P., A. International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics Congress. , Warsaw, Poland - "Corporate Complicity in Economic Wrongdoing or in Collective Harms: A Framework for Imputing Individual Firm Responsibility" July, 2012

Barrera, O.P., A. International Symposium on Business Ethics and Society. , Barcelona, Spain - "Paper: The Book of Proverbs as a Source of Universal Business and Economic Values" May, 2012

Barrera, O.P., A. Association of Allied Social Science. , Chicago, IL - "Paper: Social Responsibility and Economic Complicity: Who is Culpable for Harmful Market Outcomes?" January, 2012

Barrera, O.P., A. Allied Social Science Association. , Denver, CO - "Economic Justice and the Encyclical 'Caritas in Veritate'" January, 2011