When Religion, Science and Progress Intertwine


The interdependencies between religiosity and economic development have been a topic of scholarly interest since at least the beginning of the last century, when Max Weber wrote The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. And today, with 86% of the world's population believing in some form of deity, the issue remains highly topical.
The effects that religion can have on human capital accumulation, scientific-technical innovation and economic development are among the scientific interests of the third Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Associate Professor in Economics, Mara Squicciarini, who will present her research program in the afternoon of Tuesday, 23 May, during a Lectio Inauguralis also attended by Fondazione Agnelli Chairman John Elkann.