Economics Assistant Professor, Jonathan Schulz, with collaborators from the University of Bologna, Italy, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, and Aarhus University, Denmark, have been awarded a $100 thousand dollar research grant from the Cultural Evolution Society Transformation Fund.
Read more about their project: Institutional Legacy and Policy Effectiveness
"While most high-income countries adopt systems of well-defined formal property rights over land, the majority of low and medium income countries rely on customary rules based on collectively-owned property and informal possession. In this project, we investigate the role of well-defined property rights (that is, the formal titling of land) for social cohesion, women’s agency and the perceived legitimacy of local traditional (vs national) institutions."
The Cultural Evolution Society Transformation Fund, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, provides research grants to advance the interdisciplinary science of cultural evolution.
Schulz, J. F., Bahrami-Rad, D., Beauchamp, J., and Henrich, J. (2019). The Church, intensive kinship, and global psychological variation. Science. 366 (6466).
University and Department news stories featuring Dr. Schulz's research:
July 28, 2022: Jonathan Schulz's study, "Social Norms and Dishonesty across Societies," published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
April 25, 2022: Jonathan Schulz awarded $2.54 M grant from John Templeton Foundation
Nov. 7, 2019: New Research tests correlation between the Catholic Church and intensive kinship
October 28, 2022