Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations
Timur Kuran,CRCC senior fellow and Professor of Economics and Political Science and Gorter Family Chair in Islamic Studies, Duke University, received a multi-year grant to create the Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations (IERC). IERC was housed within and managed by the Center for Religion and Civic Culture. While at USC, Prof. Kuran created a large multi-university working group, hosted approximately 15-25 lecturers per year and held a conference in February 2007, entitled “The Economic Performance of Civilizations: Roles of Culture, Religion, and the Law” featuring fifteen paper presenters and eight respondents. Papers from this project appeared in a special issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Vol 71, Issue 3, September 2009).
Prof. Kuran and CRCC are grateful to the Metanexus Institute and the John Templeton Foundation for their support of the Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations.