Luk Bouckaert

Catholic University of Leuven
Steering Committee Member

Luk Bouckaert is emeritus professor of ethics at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He is a philosopher and an economist by training. His research and publications fall within the fields of economic and business ethics and spirituality. In 1987 he founded with some colleagues the interdisciplinary Centre for Economics and Ethics at the University of Leuven. In 1999-2000 he started SPES as a studygroup for Spirituality in Economics and Society and in 2004 together with Laszlo Zsolnai the European SPES Forum which he chaired as president until 2014. He wrote several books in Dutch. Recent publications in English include: Spirituality as a public good (co-edited with L. Zsolnai, 2007), Frugality. Rebalancing material and spiritual values in economic life (co-edited with H. Opdebeeck and L. Zsolnai, 2008), Imagine Europe (co-edited with J.Eynikel, 2009), Respect and Economic Democracy (co-edited with Pasquale Arena, 2010) and The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business (co-edited with L. Zsolnai, 2011).