The New Economics of Religion

  title={The New Economics of Religion},
  author={Sriya Iyer},
  journal={Philosophy \& Methodology of Economics eJournal},
  • Sriya Iyer
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Philosophy & Methodology of Economics eJournal
The economics of religion is a relatively new field of research in economics. This survey serves two purposes--it is backward-looking in that it traces the historical and sociological origins of this field, and it is forward-looking in that it examines the insights and research themes that are offered by economists to investigate religion globally in the modern world. Several factors have influenced the economics of religion: (1) new developments in theoretical models including spatial models… Expand
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