Conference

Workshop: Religion, Politics, and Development

May 19, 2015

Toulouse, France

Room MF323

The workshop "Religion, Politics, and Development" aims to bring together leading scholars to present their work on the topic of religion and economics and to hold an in-depth discussion on the forthcoming book by Jean-Philippe Platteau, "Religion, Politics, and Development: Is Islam a Special Problem?”

Jean‐Philippe has exercised his professional activities in the same institution, gradually moving from the associate professor position to that of full professor (1983), and then to that of full ordinary professor (1990). He is now an emeritus professor at the University of Namur and part‐time professor at the University of Oxford. He is currently a member of the Mandate Commission of the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) for the field of Economics and business management, the President of the Commission of the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) for PhD Schools in Economics and business management.

His webpage

PROGRAM
9:00- 10:30
  • Timur Kuran, Duke University: “The Financial Power of the Powerless: Socio-Economic Status and Interest Rates under Partial Rule of Law” [pdf file]
  • Gunes Gokmen, New Economic School: “Minorities and Long-run Development: Persistence of Armenian and Greek Influence in Turkey” [pdf file]
11:00- 12:30
  • Imane Chaara, Oxford University: “Pro-Women Legal Reform in Morocco: Is Religion an Obstacle?” [pdf file]
  • Emmanuelle Auriol and Paul Seabright, IAST and TSE: “Trust in the Image of God: Reciprocity and Religious Identification in Haiti”
14:00- 15:30
  • Eric Chaney, Harvard University: “Religion and the Rise and Fall of Islamic Science”
  • Jean-Philippe Platteau, University of Namur: “Religion, Politics, and Development: Is Islam a Special Problem?”
16:00- 18:00

Round Table with Imane Chaara, Eric Chaney, Gunes Gokmen, and Timur Kuran on the book by Jean-Philippe Platteau, "Religion, Politics, and Development: Is Islam a Special Problem?”

Program in pdf file

Reference

Workshop: Religion, Politics, and Development, Toulouse, France, May 19, 2015, room MF323.