Laurence Iannaconne is professor of economics at the Arbyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. He is also the director of the Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society. In more than fifty publications, Dr. Iannaccone has applied economic insights to study denominational growth, church attendance, religious giving, conversion, extremism, international trends, and many other aspects of religion and spirituality. His articles have appeared in numerous academic journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, American Journal of Sociology, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. He is currently writing two books on the economics of religion.
Professor Iannaconnes visit to campus is sponsored by the Lowe Institute for Political Economy and the Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom at CMC.