|Religion & Political Economy|
|Term: Fall 2019-2020|
|Location: Littauer Center, M-15|
|Meeting Time: Wednesday 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM|
|Description: Current research on religion and political economy will be presented by outside speakers and Harvard faculty and students.|
|Instructors: Robert Barro, Rachel McCleary and Nathan Nunn|
|September 18||Robert Barro and Rachel McCleary||Harvard University||“Martyrs and Saints”|
|September 25||Sriya Iyer||Cambridge University||"Economic Shocks and Temple Desecrations in Medieval India” (with Anand Shrivastava and Rohit Ticku)|
|October 2||Jean-Paul Carvalho||University of California, Irvine||
"Norms of Purity"
|October 9||Ludger Woessmann||University of Munich||“Can Schools Change Religious Attitudes? Evidence from German State Reforms of Compulsory Religious Education” (with Benjamin Arold and Larissa Zierow)|
|October 16||No seminar this week|
|October 23||Ahmed Skali||Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology||
"Protestantism and Effort Expenditure on the Battlefield: Soldier-Level Evidence from World War II"
|October 30||Dean Karlan||Northwestern University||TBA|
|November 6||Steve Pfaff||University of Washington||
“Church Politics, Sectarianism, and Judicial Terror: The Scottish Witch-Hunt, 1563 – 1736” (with Parashar Kulkarni)
|November 13||Jean-Philippe Platteau||University of Namur, Belgium||
"The Quran and the Sword: The Strategic Game between Autocratic Power, the Military, and the Clerics"
Joint with the Seminar in Economic History
|Felipe Caicedo Valencia||University of British Columbia||
“Trust Unraveled: The Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War"