ASREC 2023 Conference at Harvard University

March 17-18, 2023

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Papers on religion and culture from across the Social Sciences, including Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology will be considered.

Keynote Speakers:

March 17, 2023
Eliana la Ferrara
Harvard Kennedy School

March 18, 2023
Oded Galor
Brown University

Please CLICK HERE to submit a paper

If you would like to submit to special issue of Journal of Historical Political Economy on "Religion and Culture" please click so on the "Meeting or Journal" tab. See the Call for Papers here. If you want to submit to the conference but not submit to the Journal, simply click on the ASREC 2023 event on the "Meeting or Journal" tab.

Submission Deadline:
October 28, 2022

Graduate Student Workshop: Introduction to the Economics of Religion

March 16-18, 2023

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

A graduate student workshop - taught by leaders in the field and held in conjunction with the ASREC meetings

Applications should include a CV and a brief letter with your name, university affiliation, email, name of a faculty reference, and your reasons for applying.

Send applications to by December 17th, 2022.

This workshop will introduce a select group of graduate students to the economics of religion through a combination of formal instruction, conference sessions, advice, interaction, and feedback. The instructional lectures will summarize key concepts and results; the ASREC conference sessions will cover recent research in the field; Q&A sessions will provide practical advice and resources; meals, receptions, and other social events which will help participants build relationships with both students and established scholars. The workshop builds on the success we have had with past ASREC conferences and advanced graduate workshops.

Faculty leaders will include Dr. Laurence Iannaccone and Dr. Jared Rubin (Chapman U.), Dr. Jean-Paul Carvalho (Oxford U.) and Dr. Avital Livny (U Illinois Urbana-Champaign).

Chapman's Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society (IRES) and the John Templeton Foundation (JTF) will provide an honorarium (after the event), which will cover the cost of economy flights, transportation, and any meals not provided by the event. The hotel stay and conference registration will be paid directly by IRES and JTF.

Our Supporters
Funding for ASREC has been provided by Chapman University. Located in Orange, California, Chapman's mission is to provide a personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.

Funding for graduate student workshops, ASREC events, conferences, and research generously provided by the John Templeton Foundation.