Jared Rubin

Professor of Economics, Chapman University

Email: jrubin <at> chapman.edu (preferred)

Phone: (714) 516-4530

Twitter: @jaredcrubin

Mailing Address

Argyros School of Business & Economics

Chapman University

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866 USA

Cambridge University Press, 2017

Winner of the Douglass North Best Book Award for the best research in institutional and organizational economics published during the previous two years, awarded by the Society of Institutional and Organizational Economics


(Not so short) Overview of the Book

Interview on Tides of History podcast

Table of Contents

Excerpt (first 10 pages)

Front Matter


Rulers, Religion, and Riches

Available for purchase


Barnes & Noble

Cambridge University Press


Review by Joel Mokyr at EH.net

Review by Christopher Kissane in The Guardian

Review by Eric Chaney in Journal of Economic History

Review by Mark Koyama in Public Choice

Review by Masooda Bano in Journal of Development Studies

Review by Lynne Doti in Essays in Economic & Business History

Review by Thomas E. Phillips in Journal of Religious & Theological Information