Call for Papers: 2022 ASREC Conference

Chapman University

Orange, CA

April 22-23, 2022


The Program Chair (Mark Koyama, George Mason University) will consider papers on religion and culture from across the Social Sciences, including Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology.

Participants will have the option to participate in-person or virtually. This option will be flexible and can be changed when necessary. You will not need to make this decision when submitting a paper; we will ask your preference when you register.

Keynote Speaker: Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University

Submission Deadline: December 3, 2021

Submit your paper here: Submit to ASREC 2022

Hotel Reservations: The Embassy Suites Anaheim-Orange provides a conference rate for ASREC 2022. Click here to reserve a room.


*Should Chapman University be unable to host this event due to the pandemic or any other unforeseen event, the entire event will be moved to a virtual conference. ASREC is committed to holding this conference on the above dates regardless of whether it is completely virtual or a virtual/in-person hybrid.



Introduction to the Economics of Religion

A graduate student workshop - taught by leaders in the field and held in conjunction with the meetings of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture

April 21-23, 2022

Orange, CA

Application deadline: December 17th, 2021

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).

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.

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.

Send applications to ires@chapman.edu by December 17th, 2021.


ASREC Graduate Student Workshops

August 12 and 19, 2021


ASREC is holding two graduate student workshops on August 12 and 19, 2021. Each workshop will be two hours long and will consist of three papers. The workshop will take place on Zoom. If you are interested in attending, you can register here.

The program is available here.


ASREC Graduate Student Workshops

June 9 and 23, 2021


ASREC held two graduate student workshops on June 9 and 23, 2021. The program is available here.


ASREC held a very successful session at the 2021 ASSA Meetings! We had wonderful presentations from Raquel Fernandez, James Robinson, Nancy Qian, and Timur Kuran. A video of the session can be downloaded here.


#ASREC24h

20 November 2020


In lieu of in-person events, ASREC held a **24-hour event** on Zoom on 20 November 2020!

#ASREC24h is an online conference on social scientific approaches to the study of religion and culture. Over the span of 24 hours, we had 47 presenters give 30 minute talks on topics at the intersection of religion and economics, political science, and sociology.

Watch #ASREC24h on YouTube!
Click here for the #ASREC24h Program


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.