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Laurence Iannaccone

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Laurence Robert Iannaccone (/ˌjɑːnəˈkni/ YAH-nə-KOH-nee; born May 24, 1954) is a Professor of Economics at Chapman University, Argyros School of Business and Economics, 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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  1. ^ a b Argyros School of Business and Economics Page.
  2. ^ Economic Scene; Of conservatism and distinctiveness in the religious marketplace. By Virginia Postrel, June 15, 2000, New York Times
  3. ^ Joseph Weber in Chicago, with Peter Coy in New York (December 6, 2004). "Can organized faith be explained by supply and demand? They think so". BusinessWeek. Retrieved November 30, 2016.(subscription required)

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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