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Economics News | Published on Tuesday, 30 January, 2024

People of religious faith may have experienced lower levels of unhappiness and stress than secular people during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, according to a new University of Cambridge study released today as a working paper.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 22 September, 2021

Dr. Sriya Iyer has given expert advice to a new Pew Research Center report saying all religious groups in India show major declines in fertility rates, limiting change in the country’s religious composition over time.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 12 July, 2021

The Wall Street Journal has picked up on the latest report from the Pew Research Center, which features expert advice from Dr. Sriya Iyer. She looks at how religious pluralism is faring in India, a religiously diverse county, where many religions practice freely.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Sunday, 14 March, 2021

Dr. Sriya Iyer was interviewed for The Review of Religions magazine, where they asked her about the economics of religion, why she thinks religion matters to economics, and if religion and happiness are correlated.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 1 October, 2020

Dr Sriya Iyer was interviewed by Dr Shruti Rajagopalan for the Ideas of India podcast (Mercatus Center, Washington DC).

Economics News | Published on Thursday, 2 July, 2020
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

Dr. Sriya Iyer was invited by the Chief Economist's Office at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to give a talk on her research on the economics of religion in India.

Economics News | Published on Monday, 29 July, 2019
Economics News | Published on Wednesday, 10 July, 2019
Keywords: ReligionEconomics
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 3 January, 2019

Dr. Sriya Iyer looks at "Why are Americans so religious?" in an article published in the Wall Street Journal. This follows on from the recent publication of her book "The Economics of Religion in India". Which was one of the Times Literary Supplement's 'Books of the Year 2018'.

Economics News | Published on Tuesday, 13 November, 2018
Economics News | Published on Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
Economics News | Published on Tuesday, 1 May, 2018
Economics News | Published on Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

Dr Sriya Iyer talks "What is the economics of religion really about?" in an article and interview was published in ECNMY.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 27 March, 2017
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011

Religious organisations in India are diversifying their "business model" to maintain the loyalty of their followers and attract new devotees. Read about Sriya Iyer's research on the University of Cambridge news.