Laurence Iannaccone

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Laurence Robert Iannaccone (/ˌjɑːnəˈkni/, YAHN-ə-KOHN-ee, born May 24, 1954) is a Professor of Economics at Chapman University, Orange County, California. Before moving to Chapman in 2009 he was a Koch Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He has established "Religion, Economics, and Culture", an interdisciplinary "Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture" (ASREC), and a new "Consortium for the Economic Study of Religion" (CESR). He is currently working on two books on the economics of religion.[1] He is considered one of the pioneers of the field,[2] and one of its most staunch advocates.[3]

Iannaccone's education includes an MS in Mathematics and a 1984 PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.[1]

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  • David Lehman, Rational Choice and the Sociology of Religion, chapter 8 in Bryan S. Turner (ed.) The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion, John Wiley and Sons, 2010, ISBN 1-4051-8852-9

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