Rachel M. McCleary is Senior Research Fellow, Taubman Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Her field of expertise is the political economy of religion, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion utilizing methodologies from sociology, anthropology, and economics. She holds a Masters in Theological Studies (Candler School of Theology, Emory University) and a doctorate in moral philosophy (University of Chicago). Her research focuses on how religion interacts with economic performance and the political and social behavior of individuals and institutions across societies. She studies how religious beliefs and practices influence productivity, economic growth, and the maintenance of political institutions such as democracy.
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