Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics (FPE)

Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics exists to advance the training of Wheaton College students and the greater community in the understanding of market economies, representative democracies, limited government and the redeeming effect of the Christian worldview on the practice of business, government and politics.


Bootleggers and Baptists: The Matter of Wal Mart v. Texas

Under what circumstances, if any, may a state in the union deny a company the ability to enter certain markets without running afoul of the commerce and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution? 

Monday, September 26, 4:30-5:30 pm
Blanchard 339

Kenneth G. Elzinga
Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at
The University of Virginia

A light reception will follow. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Pre-Law Program


Iron Sharpens Iron 2017

Eastern Europe/Baltic States
Czech Republic, Poland, Germany/Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia 

Explore the interaction between public policy and the economy in a post-communist era.
May 8-July 1, 2017

Cost: $7,500 (includes 8 credits and a month of travel)
Application Deadline: January 13, 2017

Read blog posts from our students during their 2015 trip to Colombia, Panama and Peru:

Find more information on the Iron Sharpens Iron program.


Fall 2016 Lecture Schedule

Bootleggers and Baptists:  The Matter of Wal Mart v. Texas
Kenneth G. Elzinga, Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia
September 26, Blanchard 339, 4:30pm

C.S. Lewis on Politics and Natural Law
Justin B. Dyer and Micah J. Watson
October 24, Bakke Auditorium, 7:00pm

The State of Religious Liberties in America
Kassie Dulin, Rich BakerJennifer Marshall and Al Gombis
December 6, Barrows Auditorium, 7:30pm

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Fall 2016 FPE Newsletter

This edition contains retrospectives on our spring immigration and bipartisanship events. Also included are insights from our FPE Scholars and a summary by Dr. Bryan McGraw on their summer research project, “Evangelical Approaches to Poverty Relief.” Don’t miss an analysis of the 2016 campaign by Dr. Amy Black, Professor of Political Science. 
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