Retrospectives: Between God and the Market: The Religious Roots of the American Economic Association
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AbstractThis essay examines the strong influence of the Social Gospel movement on the founding of the American Economic Association. Richard T. Ely, the driving force behind the Association's founding, was also the most popular figure in the Social Gospel movement. The essay discusses Ely's influence in the statement of principles that shaped the early AEA and how the founders conceived their original mission as a scientific enterprise to better the lives of the poor and the working class.
CitationBateman, Bradley, W., and Ethan B. Kapstein. 1999. "Retrospectives: Between God and the Market: The Religious Roots of the American Economic Association." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 13 (4): 249-258. DOI: 10.1257/jep.13.4.249
- A14 Sociology of Economics
- Z12 Cultural Economics: Religion