Catholic Social Teaching and Financial Decision Making

“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” That’s the working motto of the Catholic Social Teaching and Financial Decision-Making Research Project, a grant-funded research initiative between the University of Salzburg’s Center for Ethics and Poverty Research and the Center for Social Concerns. The goal of the project is to understand the current budgeting and financial decision-making processes and procedures in representative Catholic institutions and to translate Catholic Social Teaching into budget-relevant points of reference. Center research associate Kelli Hickey joins us today to talk more about what motivated the research, how it was conducted, and what her team is learning.