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This profile was current as of 2016, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Simona Beretta is a spring 2016 Visiting Fellow with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies here at the University of Notre Dame. She is a professor of international economics in the School of Social Science at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, where she is also director of the Master in International Cooperation and Development at the Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) and deputy director of the Cognitive Science and Communication Research Center (CSCC).

Her research focuses on development, international economics, and finance, with the aim of fostering a dialogue between Catholic social teaching and economic enquiry. In her Kellogg project, Beretta intends to provide evidence that “love in truth” has a transformative effect as measured by durable and sustainable development at the individual and aggregate levels. Building on ongoing interdisciplinary research at CSCC, she will assess the transformative impact, at both micro and macro levels, of community-based development policies.

Widely published, Beretta’s recent publications include Poverty Eradication. Access to Land, Access to Food (with Sara Balestri: 2015); Beyond the Financial Crisis: Towards a Christian Perspective for Action (with P. Dembinski; 2014) and “‘The Whole Breadth of Reason’: A Step Towards Rethinking Economics and Rationality” (with M. A. Maggioni) in Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali (2012).

A consultant to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Beretta is also the convener of the Fetzer Institute Advisory Council for Social Sciences, Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI.

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