In order to promote the knowledge of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church, the Foundation “Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice” awards the “Economy and Society” International prize to a publication in the field of economics and social issues.


The prize is awarded to a work which stands out for its original contribution to in depth study and implementation of the Social Doctrine of the Church, is of proven doctrinal soundness and exceptional quality. The Foundation “Centesimus Annus – Pro Pontifice” wishes to honour works that can reach out to a large audience and are the expression of a strong Christian commitment in economic and social activities. The jury considers works published in French, English, German,Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

The prize is awarded every two years on the occasion of the International Conference of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation.

Authors of the winning books ex aequo – 2021 Economy and Society Award – 5th edition

Patrick Riordan SJ

Jaime Tatay

Vincitrici delle borse di studio – V edizione 2021

Erminia Florio 

Sofia Horsfall

Author of the winning book – 2019 Economy and Society Award, Fouth edition

Author of the winning book – 2015 Economy and Society Award, 2nd edition

Winners of the special section for young researchers in the Social Doctrine of the Church