» Jared Rubin

Associate Director, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society
Assistant Professor of Economics, Argyros School of Business and EconomicsDr. Jared Rubin

CV of Jared Rubin

E-mail: jrubin@chapman.edu

Ph.D. Economics, Stanford University
B.A., University of Virginia

Jared Rubin is economic historian interested in  the Middle East and Western Europe. His research focuses on relationship between political and religious institutions and their role in economic development. He graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 2007 and a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2002. He is the Associate Director of Chapman University’s IRES and the former Executive Director (and current board member) of ASREC. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Review of Economics & Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Comparative Economics and others. He is currently writing a book (God, Power, and Printing; under contract with Cambridge University Press) on the long-run economic consequences of differing political and religious institutions in the Middle East and Western Europe.

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+ - Recent Publications


Cosgel, Metin M., Thomas J. Miceli, and Jared Rubin. 2012. “The Political Economy of Mass Printing: Legitimacy, Revolt, and Technological Change in the Ottoman Empire,” Journal of Comparative Economics, Forthcoming

Cosgel, Metin M., Thomas J. Miceli, and Jared Rubin. 2012. “Political Legitimacy and Technology Adoption,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Forthcoming

Rubin, Jared. 2011. “Institutions, the Rise of Commerce, and the Persistence of Laws: Interest Restrictions in Islam & Christianity,” Economic Journal, 121, no. 557: 1310-1339.

Laurence R. Iannaccone, Colleen E. Haight, and Jared Rubin. 2011. “Lessons from Delphi: Religious Markets and Spiritual Capitals,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 77, no. 3: 326-338.

Chaudhary, Latika and Jared Rubin. 2011. “Reading, Writing, and Religion: Institutions and Human Capital Formation,” Journal of Comparative Economics 39, no. 1: 17-33.

Rubin, Jared. 2012. “The role of trade in the political development of the Islamic world,” in: Gerhard Bowering, Patricia Crone, Wadad Kadi, Devin J. Stuart, Muhammad Qasim Zaman (Eds.), The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, Princeton: Princeton University Press, Forthcoming.

Book Reviews, Popular Press

Review of Deirdre McCloskey, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World,” EH.Net Economic History Services, February 23, 2011.

Rubin, Jared. 2011. “Institutions, religion, and the rise of Europe vis-à-vis the Middle East: A long-run reversal of fortunes,” VoxEU, December 22, 2011.: http://www.voxeu.org/article/religion-and-economic-outcomes-long-long-run

Podcast on Anthony Gill’s “Research on Religion”: http://www.researchonreligion.org/uncategorized/jared-rubin-on-christian-and-islamic-economic-history

Write-up in Foreign Policy: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/10/11/money_market

+ - Recent Presentations

Osaka Workshop on Economics of Institutions and Organizations (University of Tokyo)

AALIMS Meetings (Stanford University)

+ - Recent Grants

Co-PI (with Larry Iannaccone and Vernon Smith) on The RES Research Initiative: Bringing New Minds and Methods to the Study of Religious Markets and Spiritual Capital; Templeton Foundation ($325,000). Dates, Winter 2012-Fall 2014

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