What Good Markets Are Good ForTowards a Moral Justification of Free Markets
The ‘Good Markets’ Research Project – Introduction
What Good Markets are Good for is a 3-year research project (2017-2019) on morality and markets. The guiding hypothesis (the ‘Big Thesis’) that this project sets out to corroborate is:
societies with free-market economies flourish because and in so far as the key market actors (states, businesses and individuals) respect morality, and act virtuously
The project aims to develop a new narrative about the morality of free markets and their contribution to human flourishing.
The Moral Markets Website
The Templeton-funded project What Good Markets are Good for created the Moral Markets website. However, the site does not just serve to communicate research results, but aims to be a platform for anybody working on or interested in the same topic.
Partners and Funding
The project involves researchers from economics, philosophy and theology. It is a joint initiative from four Dutch universities:
- Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Radboud University Nijmegen
- Tilburg University
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The project received funding from the Templeton World Charity Foundation.