Jared Rubin

Associate Professor of Economics, Chapman University

Jared Rubin is an Associate Professor of Economics at Chapman University. Rubin earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2007, and he wrote his doctoral thesis on the role that religion and political economy played in the economic divergence between the Middle East and Western Europe. His recent book with Cambridge University Press (2017),Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not, explores the role that religious legitimacy played in holding back Middle Eastern economies. Hiswork on religion and economics has published in several highly respected journals including Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Management Science, and many others. He is currently serving as Program Chair of ASREC and co-Director of Chapman University’s Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Comparative Economics, Explorations in Economic History, and Essays in Economic and Business History. For more information, visit his website: www.jaredcrubin.com.

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