Director, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society
Professor of Economics, Argyros School of Business and Economics
Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago, December 1984
M.A. Economics, University of Chicago, June 1982
M.S. Mathematics, University of Chicago, June 1977
B.S. Mathematics, Stanford University, March 1975
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 denominational 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.