Graduate Workshops

Graduate Workshops

10th Annual Graduate Workshop

Chapman University

Orange, CA

June 3-4, 2022


IRES invites applications to its 10th Annual Graduate Student Workshop. The workshop is designed primarily for advanced students in economics, sociology & political science, but we welcome proposals from all disciplines.

The Workshop provides two days of intensive instruction, interaction, and feedback for a select group of advanced graduate students. Each student must have a completed paper, and all papers will be circulated and studied in advance. Sessions will center on presentations and discussion, with professors and students giving detailed feedback on each paper.


Applications should include a one page summary and CV. The one page summary should include your name, university affiliation, email, graduate advisor, and a 300-500 word description of your work. Send applications to no later than April 15th, 2022. If you already have a draft of your paper, please include it with your application.


IRES will cover the cost of economy flights, hotel, and meals.


  • Chris Bader, Chapman University (Sociology)
  • Kerice Doten-Snitker, Chapman University (Sociology)
  • Tony Gill, University of Washington (Political Science)
  • Laurence Iannaccone, Chapman University (Economics)
  • Taylor Jaworski, University of Colorado Boulder (Economics)
  • Erik Kimbrough, Chapman University (Economics)
  • Avital Livny, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Political Science)
  • Mike McBride, UC Irvine (Economics)
  • Steven Pfaff, University of Washington (Sociology)
  • Jared Rubin, Chapman University (Economics)
  • Carolyn Warner, University of Nevada, Reno (Political Science)

Workshop in the Economics of Religion

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Stanford, CA

October 28-29, 2022

Call for Proposals: [ Click Here ]

SIEPR will host a workshop on the Economics of Religion on October 28-29, 2022. Organizers Ran Abramitzky and Jared Rubin seek submissions at the intersection of religion and economics/political science/sociology. We will accept 12 submissions for the program.

To submit a proposal for consideration please email a title and an abstract of up to 500 words to by May 13, 2022. Completed papers will be due on September 30, 2022.

Submission Deadline: May 13, 2022

Acceptance Date: June 17, 2022 (Completed Papers due by September 30, 2022)

A grant generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation will provide an honorarium that will more than cover all travel expenses for all participants who are selected. Chapman University’s Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society will cover lodging expenses.

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

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.

ASREC Graduate Student Workshops

June 9 and 23, 2021 and August 12 and 19, 2021

ASREC held four graduate student workshops in the summer of 2021.
The program for the June 9 and 23 workshops are available here. The program for the August 12 and 19 workshops are available here.