Association for the Study of Religion, Economics,
and Culture

The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture exists to promote interdisciplinary scholarship on religion through conferences, workshops, newsletters, websites, working papers, teaching, and research. ASREC supports all manner of social-scientific methods, but seeks especially to stimulate work based on economic perspectives and the rational choice paradigm.

Board of Directors
  • President: Laurence Iannaccone, Chapman University
  • Executive Director: Daniel Hungerman, University of Notre Dame
  • Program Chair: Jared Rubin, Chapman University
  • Board Member: Christopher Bader, Chapman University
  • Board Member: Sascha Becker, Warwick University
  • Board Member: Jeanet Bentzen, University of Copenhagen
  • Board Member: Sriya Iyer, Cambridge University

  • Sponsors
     Funding for ASREC has been provided by Chapman University. Located in Orange, California, Chapman's mission is to provide a personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens. Chapman also sponsors the Institute for the study of Religion, Economy, and Society (IRES).

    **ASREC 2015 Conference**
    ASREC 2015 will take place March 20-22, 2015 at the historic Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA. Learn more.

    4th Annual IRES Graduate Workshop
    The 4th Annual IRES Graduate Student Workshop will take place May 29-30 at Chapman University in Orange, CA. [ More information | Flyer ]

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