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New Alphacrucis College PhD program

Alphacrucis College is the higher education institution of the Australian Pentecostal movement, on a path to accreditation as a Christian research university.  We now have a PhD program fully accredited by the Australian government to the same level as our universities.  It is available in the faculties of Theology, Business and Arts/Education, and candidates wanting to work on economics and theology are welcome.  Our main campus is located in Sydney Australia but our accreditation allows us to enrol students located anywhere in the world provided  the PhD Program Director is satisfied of supervision arrangements, local access to library and other resources.

Information is available at Website

Contact Paul Oslington, Dean of Business and PhD Program

Gordon College Announces New Master’s Program

Gordon College Launches Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA)

Students can fast-track to a focused career in financial services with the new one-year MSFA at Gordon College, the flagship Christian college near the financial hub of Boston.

Through Gordon’s rigorous program built upon Christian values and high ethical standards, students will hone the business and analytical skills required to position themselves for professional success.

Courses are held on Gordon’s quintessential New England campus—just 25 miles north of Boston—the place where the American finance industry was born. This area is home to some of the most diverse financial institutions in the world. With leading institutions like Fidelity, State Street, Putnam Investments, Eaton Vance, John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, DWS Scudder Investments, and Eastern Bank—firms where Gordon has longstanding ties—Boston is an opportune place to gain experience and build connections.

Application deadline: April 30.  Apply online.

For more information, email us.

Call for papers – ACE sessions at ASSA 2019

Attached please find a call for papers for the two ACE sessions at the 2019 ASSA meetings. We invite submissions of individual papers, complete sessions, and complete roundtables. The Word file contains the submission guidelines. Please fill in the appropriate tab in the Excel spreadsheet and email the spreadsheet and paper(s) to Michael Anderson at Please put “ACE 2019 submission” in the email subject line.

ACE Submission Guidelines


ACE at the ASSA meeting – Philadelphia – Jan 5-7, 2018


We look forward to our meeting times at the 2018 ASSA/AEA meetings this week in Philadelphia. A few notes:

  • Our sessions are listed in the program, and are Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 10:15 am and  2:30 pm in Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 415. Our lunch will be between the two sessions.
  • *** IMPORTANT UPDATE *** The program incorrectly lists our lunch as 11:30a – 1:30p. The correct time is 12:30 – 2:30 pm in Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Independence Ballroom III. (We are trying to have corrections updated to the app and website).
  • *** IMPORTANT RE: FELLOWSHIP LUNCH *** In order to improve the luncheon experience, we are accepting payment in advance of the meetings through our PayPal account. Sara McCarty will be collecting payments (cash, credit card, or check) at the luncheon as well. Click below to prepay for your luncheon (which would be a great help!).


ACE gathering at the SEAs

Greetings, ACE colleagues! This announcement is for those of you traveling to Tampa for Southern Economic Association meeting. John Rush at Covenant has once again offered to arrange a gathering of ACE folks who will be there. Contact John Rush <> if you would like to join!

Calvin College – Job announcement

Please see below for information on a open job position at Calvin College.


The Department of Economics and the International Development Studies Program at Calvin College are seeking a qualified candidate for a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor position, starting in August 2018, pending administrative approval.  This individual must be qualified and is expected to teach introductory and/or intermediate courses in Economics, especially courses emphasizing economic development, as well as international development.  We seek candidates who are able to teach courses dealing with Development theory, International Development, Regional Economics (Africa, Asia or Latin America) and/or Emerging Economies.  Excellent teaching, student mentoring and quality research are required.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in economics or directly related field from an accredited university.


Faculty members typically teach three course sections in each of the fall and spring semesters as well as a January interim course. They are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.


Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website:


Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, your full curriculum vita, and a 250-500-word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship to the chair of the Economics Department, Evert Van Der Heide,  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ACE Sessions at ASSA meeting in Jan. 2018

For your planning:
We heard today that the ACE sessions at the ASSA meeting this January in Philadelphia will be on January 5, 2018, at 10:15 am and 2:30 pm, with the annual fellowship lunch and business meeting between the two at 12:30. I will post additional details about the sessions and lunch registration closer to the date.

F&E – call for submissions; Spring 2017 issue now available

From ACE Secretary/Treasurer, Sara McCarty:
The latest issue of Faith and Economics is now available on this website. If you need to renew membership in order to see the issue, please do so through the website. If you think  you should have access to the issue and do not, please email me at

From your F&E editor, Kurt Schaefer:

Greetings, ACE colleagues,

This is just a friendly reminder that Faith and Economics is always interested in receiving submissions of your academic work. We follow a double-blind referee process, and are indexed in the Journal of Economic Literature and the American Theological Library Association Religion Database. We especially look for articles, including surveys, that offer fresh Christian perspectives on topics and fields in economics. Please submit a Word file as an email attachment, following APA format, to me at .

Kurt Schaefer, editor, Faith and Economics

Reformation series – seeking speakers

See below for an announcement from Greg Kohn at Bucknell University.

Dear members of ACE:

I am part of a group planning a series of events for the fall at Bucknell University to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  One of the events we are planning is on Max Weber’s thesis about the role of Protestantism in the development of capitalism, and I am seeking recommendations for speakers.  If you know of someone who could give an engaging talk on this topic, please email your suggestion to me at


Greg Krohn

Department of Economics

Bucknell University