Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Anthony M. Annett

Anthony Annett


Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University, 1998. Thesis: Three Essays on the Macroeconomics Effects of Government Size (Advisor: Roberto Perotti)
M. Phil in Economics, Columbia University, 1996 
M.Litt, Trinity College Dublin, 1993. Thesis: Elections, Macroeconomic Outcomes, and Fiscal Policy in Ireland, 1948-1991 (Advisor: Michael Harrison) 
B.A. (Mod), Trinity College Dublin, 1991 (First Class Honors) 


Foundation Scholar, Trinity College Dublin, 1989
Gold Medalist, Trinity College Dublin, 1991
Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, 2008
Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, 2013 


2017 - present: Member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SNDS). SNDS is a global initiative of the United Nations.

2015-2017: Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor, Earth Institute, Columbia University. 

  • Worked directly with Jeffrey Sachs on the intersection of ethics, economics, and sustainable development (in partnership with Religions for Peace). 
  •  Led the Ethics in Action Initiative for Sustainable and Integral Human Development, a partnership between the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, Columbia University, Religions for Peace, and Notre Dame University. 
  •  Advised Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace on economic topics. 

2016: Adjunct Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Taught masters’ level course with Jeffrey Sachs and William Vendley entitled “Ethics of Sustainable Development.” 

2009-2014: Speechwriter to the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund. Wrote speeches for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine Lagarde. 

1998-2009: Economist/ Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund. 

1998: Instructor in Macroeconomics, Program in Economic Policy Management, Columbia University.

1994-1998: Teaching Assistant in Macroeconomics, Program in Economic Policy Management, Columbia University. 

1994-1995: Consultant, Economic Development Institute, World Bank. 

1991-1993: Teaching Assistant in Macroeconomics, Trinity College Dublin. 


“Our Common Responsibility for Our Common Home: The Activist Vision of Laudato Si’”, in Laudato Si’: Reflections on the Legal, Political, and Moral Authority of Catholic Social Thought in an Era of Climate Crisis, Frank A. Pasquale and Michael J. Perry [eds.], forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

“The Economic Vision of Pope Francis,” in The Theological and Ecological Vision of Laudato Si’: Everything is Connected, Vincent Miller [ed.], forthcoming, Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2017.

“How Can Virtue Ethics Inform Modern Economic Challenges?”, mimeo, January 2017.

Resource Guide on Climate Change for Religious Communities, published by Religions for Peace, January 2017.

“Laudato Si’ and Inclusive Solidarity: The Ideology of the Market and the Reality of Inequality,”, paper presented at Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences workshop: Inclusive Solidarity and the Integration of Marginalized People, Vatican City, October 28, 2016.

 “No Time to Waste: Ending America’s Climate Exceptionalism,” Commonweal Magazine, October 2016.

“Connection, Disconnection, Reconnection: The Radical Vision of Laudato Si’” paper presented at Pontifical Academy of Sciences workshop: Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP22, Vatican City, September 28, 2016.

“How Did We Get Here? The Decline of the Common Good, the Rise of Trump,” Commonweal Magazine, July 2016. “Human Flourishing, the Common Good, and Catholic Social Teaching,”, in World Happiness Report 2016: Special Rome Edition (Vol. II), Jeffrey Sachs, Leonardo Becchetti, and Anthony Annett [eds.], New York: UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, March 2016.

“Paris Climate Deal: Toward a New, Global Solidarity?” America Magazine, December 2015. “Why the Paris Climate Talks Matter,” America Magazine, November 2015. “The Next Step: How Laudato Si’ Extends Catholic Social Teaching,” Commonweal, July 2015.

“Business Insights from Laudato Si,” with Carolyn Woo, Vatican City, June 2015.

“Papal Economics,” Commonweal, February 2015.

“Toward a New Economy of Inclusion,” in Radically Catholic in the Age of Francis: an Anthology of Visions for the Future, Daniel Schwindt [ed.], Solidarity Hall Press, 2015.

“Lifting Euro Area Growth: Priorities for Structural Reforms and Governance,” (with Celine Allard, Luc Everaert, Ajai Chopra, Julio Escolano, Daniel Hardy, Martin Muhleisen, and Boriana Yontcheva) IMF Staff Position Note, No. 10/19, November 2010.

“What Can Poland Learn from Other European Countries in Terms of Labor Market Reforms?” IMF Country Report No. 08/131, April 2008.

“Toward a Robust Fiscal Framework for Iceland: Motivation and Practical Suggestions,” IMF Working Paper No. 07/235, October 2007.

“Lessons from Successful Labor Market Reformers in Europe,” IMF Policy Discussion No. 07/1, May 2007.

 “Enforcement and the Stability and Growth Pact: How Fiscal Policy Did and Did Not Change Under Europe’s Fiscal Framework,” IMF Working Paper No. 06/116, May 2006.

“House Prices and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area,” IMF Country Report No. 05/266, August 2005.

“Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact,” (with Michael Deppler and Jörg Decressin) IMF Policy Discussion No. 05/2, February 2005.

“Enforcement and the Stability and Growth Pact,” IMF Country Report No. 04/235, August 2004.

“Implementing Lisbon: Incentives and Constraints,” (with Xavier Debrun) IMF Country Report No. 04/235, August 2004.

“Emerging Strains on the Swedish Fiscal Framework: Recent Developments and Future Prospects,” IMF Country Report No. 03/231, July 2003.

“Politics, Government Size, and Fiscal Adjustment in Industrial Countries,” IMF Working Paper 02/162, September 2002.

“Social Fractionalization, Political Instability, and the Size of Government,” IMF Staff Papers, vol. 48, no. 3, January 2002.

“Elections and Macroeconomic Outcomes in Ireland, 1948-91,” Economic and Social Review, vol. 25, no. 1, October 1993. 

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