In this issue (.pdf):
A symposium co-sponsored by the Acton Institute:
Does Economics Need an Infusion of Religious or Quasi-Religious Formulations?
The Prologue to the symposium suggests that mainstream economics has unduly flattened economic issues down to certain modes of thought (such as ‘Max U’); it suggests that economics needs enrichment by formulations that have religious or quasi-religious overtones.
Robin Klay helps to set the stage with her exploration “Where Do Economists of Faith Hang Out? Their Journals and Associations, plus Luminaries Among Them.”
Seventeen response essays are contributed by authors representing a broad range of religious traditions and ideological outlooks:
Victor V. Claar:
Charles M. A. Clark:
Where There Is No Vision, Economists Will Perish
Ross B. Emmett:
Economics Is Not All of Life
Notes of an Atheist on Economics and Religion
M. Kabir Hassan and William J. Hippler, III:
Entrepreneurship and Islam: An Overview
Andrew P. Morriss:
On the Usefulness of a Flat Economics to the World of Faith
Eric B. Rasmusen:
Maximization Is Fine—But Based on What Assumptions?
Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas Taleb:
Religion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management
Sympathy for Homo Religiosus
A. M. C. Waterman:
Can ‘Religion’ Enrich ‘Economics’?
Andrew M. Yuengert:
Sin, and the Economics of ‘Sin’
- Robin Klay and Victor Claar on Economics in Religious Perspective
- Dennis Coates and Brad Humphreys on Sports Subsidies
Call for papers
EJW fosters open exchange. We welcome proposals and submissions of diverse viewpoints.