Dr. Andrew Abela on Capitalism

June 1, 2021

In this week's episode of the Augustine Institute Show, Dr. Tim Gray welcomes Dr. Andrew Abela, the founding Dean of the Busch School of Business at Catholic University, to discuss Catholicism and capitalism. Dr. Abela gives insight into what the Catholic Church says about the free market, the definition of capitalism, and the important differences between political ideologies in America today.

Meet Our Guest

Andrew Abela

Andrew Abela is the founding dean of the Busch School of Business and Associate Professor of Marketing at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. His research on the integrity of the marketing process, including marketing ethics, Catholic Social Doctrine, and internal communication, has been published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Markets & Morality, and in two books. He is the co-editor of A Catechism for Business, from Catholic University Press, and winner of the 2009 Novak Award, a $10,000 prize given by the Acton Institute for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”Dr. Abela also provides consulting and training in internal communications; recent clients of his include Microsoft Corporation, JPMorganChase, and the Corporate Executive Board. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years in industry as brand manager at Procter & Gamble, management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Managing Director of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Ethics from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Great Falls, Virginia with their six children.

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