Economics Research Seminar Series
Economics Speaker Seminars offer an opportunity for SJSU students, faculty and invited
guests to enjoy academic research presentations by scholars in their areas of expertise.
For more information, contact Justin Reitz: Justin.Reitz@sjsu.edu
Friday, April 26 | CCB 100 | 3:30−5:00 p.m. (brown bag 1:00−2:00 p.m.) flyer (pdf)
Dr. Laurence R. Iannaccone
Dr. Laurence R. Iannaccone is a Professor of Economics and Director of IRES. He is also the
President of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC). In
more than fifty publications, Dr. Iannaccone has applied economic insights to study denomi-
national growth, church attendance, religious giving, conversion, extremism, international trends, and many other aspects of religion and spirituality. His articles have appeared in numerous academic journals, including: American Economic Review, Journal of Political
Economy, American Journal of Sociology, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. He is currently writing two books on the economics of religion.