04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Carow Hall 01
Section Information for Spring 2019
This class will introduce PhD students to research in the economics and economic history of religion.
This class will introduce PhD students to research in the economics of religion. I define the topic of the economics religion broadly. It encompasses topics in the economics of culture and overlaps with issues in economic history and institutional economics. As such this class will complement other classes and fields you take.
The class will consist of a mixture of lectures, discussion and student presentations. The purpose of this class is to prepare you for research. You will work on paper ideas and papers which will ideally form the basis of either your dissertation or lead to published papers. The requirements are that you are attend every class (unless you have a good reason to be absent) and write a paper at the end of the semester.
As an intermediate step I will invite you to propose three paper ideas to me and to discuss these ideas after class or in my office hours. There will be student presentations at the end of the semester.
I advise you do the readings before class. The class itself will focus on my lecture slides. Based on feedback from previous classes, I intended to focus on the methods and techniques used in the papers we read as well as on their content. Starred readings are highly recommended. Non-starred readings are highly recommended but not essential.
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Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.