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» Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society

IRES seeks to advance our understanding of the links across religion, economy, and society.  IRES promotes this young but growing field by establishing an interdisciplinary study of religion among economists, sociologists, and other social scientists through scholarly publications, research seminars, training workshops, conferences, courses, online resources, and public lectures.

IRES began at Chapman University with Dr. Laurence Iannaccone in September 2009.  During that time, IRES has become the home of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC) and a partner of the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA); it has thus become the hub of a rapidly growing international network of scholars and students.

Ongoing activities of IRES include:
Annual ASREC Conference
Graduate Student Workshops
Courses on the Study of Religion