OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion

ISBN : 9780195390049

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著者: 
Rachel M. McCleary
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432 ページ
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Hardcover
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174 x 251 mm
刊行日
2011年02月
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Oxford Handbooks in Economics
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This is a one-of-kind volume bringing together leading scholars in the economics of religion for the first time. The treatment of topics is interdisciplinary, comparative, as well as global in nature. Scholars apply the economics of religion approach to contemporary issues such as immigrants in the United States and ask historical questions such as why did Judaism as a religion promote investment in education? The economics of religion applies economic concepts (for example, supply and demand) and models of the market to the study of religion. Advocates of the economics of religion approach look at ways in which the religion market influences individual choices as well as institutional development. For example, economists would argue that when a large denomination declines, the religion is not supplying the right kind of religious good that appeals to the faithful. Like firms, religions compete and supply goods. The economics of religion approach using rational choice theory, assumes that all human beings, regardless of their cultural context, their socio-economic situation, act rationally to further his/her ends. The wide-ranging topics show the depth and breadth of the approach to the study of religion.

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List of Contributors
PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. The Economics of Religion as a Field of Inquiry - Rachel M. McCleary, Harvard University
PART II: RELIGION AND HUMAN CAPITAL
2. Religion, Human Capital Investments, and the Family in the United States - Evelyn L. Lehrer, University of
ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
3. Religious Norms, Human Capital, and Money Lending in Jewish European history - Maristella Botticini, Universita Bocconi, and Zvi Eckstein, Tel Aviv University
4. Islam and Human Capital Formation: Evidence from Pre-Modern Science - Eric Chaney, Harvard University
5. The Effects of the Protestant Reformation on Human Capital - Sascha O. Becker University of Stirling and Ludger Woessman, University of Munich
6. Religion and the Spread of Human Capital and Political Institutions: Christian Missions as a Quasi-Natural Experiment - Robert D. Woodberry, University of Texas at Austin
PART III: THE NATURE OF RELIGIOUS ECONOMIES
7. Towards Better Measures of Supply and Demand for Testing Theories of Religious Participation - Dan Olson, Purdue University
8. Immigrants, Migration, and Religious Economies - Darren E. Sherkat, University of Southern Illinois
9. On the (Lack of) Stability of Communes: An Economic Perspective - Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University
10. The Economics of Sainthood (A Preliminary Investigation) - Robert J. Barro, Harvard University, Rachel M. McCleary, Harvard University, and Alexander McQuoid, Columbia University
11. On the Socioeconomic Consequences of Religious Strife and Coexistence - Murat Iyigun, University of Colorado
PART IV: REGULATION OF THE RELIGION MARKET
12. Religion under Communism: State Regulation, Atheist Competition, and the Dynamics of Supply and Demand - Steven Pfaff, University of Washington
13. Rethinking the Study of Religious Markets - Daniel M. Hungerman, Notre Dame
14. Religion and Civil Liberties in the United States - Anthony Gill, University of Washington
15. Secularization and Economic Models of Religious Behavior - Steve Bruce, University of Aberdeen
PART V: ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF RELIGION
16. The Political Economy of the Medieval Church - Robert B. Ekelund, Robert F. Hebert, Auburn University, and
ROBERT D. TOLLISON, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
17. Funding the Faiths: Toward a Theory of Religious Finance - Laurence R. Iannaccone, Chapman University, and
FELER BOSE, ALMA COLLEGE
PART VI: DATA SETS ON RELIGION
18. Data and Directions for Research in the Economics of Religion - Roger Finke, Pennsylvania State University,
AND CHRISTOPHER D. BADER, BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
19. International Religious Demography: An Overview of Sources and Methodology - Todd M. Johnson, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Brian Grim, Pew Forum
Index

著者について: 

Rachel M. McCleary is Senior Research Fellow, Taubman Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Research Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute. McCleary's work is interdisciplinary with theoretical grounding in the fields of political science, sociology, and economics. Within these disciplines, she conducts research on the political economy of religion. Her research focuses on how religion interacts with economic performance and the political and social behavior of individuals and institutions across societies. McCleary studies how religious beliefs and practices influence productivity, economic growth, and the maintenance of political institutions such as democracy.

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