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Teaching the economics of religion to undergraduate economics students

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Economics of religion, undergraduate teaching

Abstract (summary)

Unlike standard economics courses, there are limited resources available for instructors who are trained in the mainstream neoclassical paradigm. Many courses in this field are pitched at an advanced level for students pursuing graduate research, or they are pitched through the paradigms of political economy or theology. This paper highlights the key questions and salient ideas in an undergraduate course on the Economics of Religion, thereby providing one example of how potential instructors could structure their course. The idea is to showcase class material so that other instructors, who usually teach neoclassical economics and who are newly deciding to teach a similar class, do not necessarily have to reinvent the wheel in preparing for their classes.

Publication Information

Jahangir, J. B. (2022). Teaching the economics of religion to undergraduate economics students. Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion, vol. 2, no. 1: 29-50.



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Attribution (CC BY)