IRES has quickly established itself as the leading center in the economic approach to the study of religion. In addition to an annual conference and graduate student workshop, IRES hosts lectures with the prominent scholars in the field. Recent events have attracted not only attendees from across the nation, but internationally as well.
The faculty of IRES are some of the leading scholars in this field of study. Their research has been widely published as well as highlighted at conferences across the nation and the world.