Advances in the Economics of Religion

  • Jean-Paul Carvalho
  • Sriya Iyer
  • Jared Rubin

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Jean-Paul Carvalho, Sriya Iyer, Jared Rubin
    Pages 1-21
  3. Theoretical Advances in the Economics of Religion

  4. Empirical Advances in the Economics of Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Sriya Iyer
      Pages 141-153
    3. Daniel Hungerman, Timothy Weninger
      Pages 155-168
    4. Rachel M. McCleary, Robert J. Barro
      Pages 169-195
    5. Danny Cohen-Zada, Moshe Justman
      Pages 197-213
    6. José G. Montalvo, Marta Reynal-Querol
      Pages 249-263
    7. Jeanet Sinding Bentzen
      Pages 265-281
    8. Benito Arruñada, Matthias Krapf
      Pages 295-308
  5. Advances in Religion and Political Economy

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 461-485

About this book


This edited collection brings together expertise from around the globe to overview and debate key concepts and concerns in the economics of religion. While the economics of religion is a relatively new field of research in economics, economists have made and continue to make important contributions to the understanding of religion. There is much scope for economists to continue to make a significant contribution to debates about religion, including its implications for conflict, political economy, public goods, demography, education, finance, trade and economic growth. 


Economics of Religion Religious Identity Religious Market Competition Religious Beliefs Religion and Segregation Religion and Demography Church State Research Protestant Reformation Religion and Conflict Socioeconomic Inequality Religion-Induced Human Capital Accumulation Religious Legitimacy State and Religion Political Economy of Religion Religious Freedom Religiosity and Economic Performance Monotheism

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Carvalho
    • 1
  • Sriya Iyer
    • 2
  • Jared Rubin
    • 3
  1. 1.University of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Chapman UniversityOrangeUSA

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