Associate Director, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society
Assistant Professor of Economics, Argyros School of Business and Economics
Ph.D. Economics, Stanford University
B.A., University of Virginia
Jared Rubin is economic historian interested in the Middle East and Western Europe. His research focuses on relationship between political and religious institutions and their role in economic development. He graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 2007 and a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2002. He is the Associate Director of Chapman University’s IRES and the former Executive Director (and current board member) of ASREC. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Review of Economics & Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Comparative Economics and others. He is currently writing a book (God, Power, and Printing; under contract with Cambridge University Press) on the long-run economic consequences of differing political and religious institutions in the Middle East and Western Europe.