L’Observatoire des religions
Grenade, 16-17 novembre 2007

Premier séminaire européen consacré à l’économie de la religion

lundi 12 novembre 2007

Le premier séminaire consacré à l’Economie de la religion se tient les 16-17 novembre 2007 à Grenade (Espagne). L’Observatoire des religions sera présent et en rendra compte.

1st ENER Workshop

Granada, Spain, November 16-17, 2007

Friday, November 16th

9:50 Opening of the Workshop

10:00-11:00 Session I : Economic Theory

Solano, Angel (w. Brañas-Garza, P.) University of Granada “Why do European Governments favour religions” K. Rai, Birenda Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena “Your Conscience You Must Keep, or it Must be Kept for You”

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Session II : Empirical Economics

Page, Lionel (w. Buscha, F.) University of Westminster, UK ”Does religiosity affect the well-being of American teenagers ?” Sahin, Hasan Ankara University, Turkey ”Fertility Decision and Religious Affiliation : Evidence from Turkey” Bettendorf, Leon (w. Dijkgraaf, E.) Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands ”Does the homogeneity assumption hold for the relation between religion and income across countries ?”

13:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:00 Keynote Lecture

Prof. John Sawkins Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK “Entry in Local Religious Markets”

16:00-17:30 Session III : Economic Consequences of Religiosity

Akdede, Sacit Hadi Adnan Menderes University Aydin, Turkey “Degree of Religiosity and Type of Economic Development - An Empirical Investigation of Turkish Cities” Facchini, Francois University of Rheims, France and U. of Paris 1 THESE (Team LAEP-MATISSE) “Islam and property right” Platteau, Jean-Philippe Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium ”Religion, Politics, and Development : Lessons from the Lands of Islam”

Saturday, November 17th

10:30-11:30 Session IV : Economic History

Nonneman, Walter University Centre Saint-Ignatius, Antwerp, Belgium ”On the economics of the socialist theocracy of the Jesuits in Paraguay (1609-1767)” Ormerod, Paul (w. Roach, A.P.) Volterra Consulting, London, UK ”Religious Ideology and Information Cascades : the Emergence of Protestant England in the mid-16th Century”

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-13:00 Session V : Secularization

Sánchez-González, Carlos (w. Brañas-Garza, P. and Muñoz-García, T.M.) University of Granada “Changes in Attitudes towards Religion in Mediterranean European Countries” Muñoz-García, Teresa (w. Brañas-Garza, P., and Neuman, S.) University of Granada “Unraveling Secularization : An International Study”

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