The Economics of Faith Based Service Delivery

Japanese Economic Review 56:363–85. Wodon, Q. 2000. Low income energy assistance and disconnection in France. Applied Economics Letters 7:775–79. ———. 2014a. Education in SubSaharan Africa: Comparing FaithInspired, Private Secular, ...

The Economics of Faith Based Service Delivery

The Economics of Faith-Based Service Delivery provides the first ever comprehensive empirical assessment of the role that faith-inspired institutions (FIIs) play in the supply of health care and education services in sub-Saharan Africa. Wodon focuses on estimating the market share, reach to the poor, and cost for households that rely on FIIs as opposed to public and private secular providers of education and health care services. He also analyzes the causes of user reliance on FIIs, the comparative performance of FIIs, and the level of satisfaction among those that use their services. The Economics of Faith-Based Service Delivery is an innovate combination of previously untapped nationally representative household surveys, qualitative fieldwork, and insights from the fields of religious studies and social economics.

Faith and Fact

Faith and Fact


Shrewd Samaritan

This book is about learning to live the message of the Good Samaritan in the context of the globalized world of the twenty-first century.

Shrewd Samaritan

Learn to live the message of the Good Samaritan and make a global impact, using the resources already at your disposal. If there were a popularity contest among all the parables of Jesus, the Good Samaritan would probably win. Nobody is against the Good Samaritan because being against the Good Samaritan is like being against Mother Theresa or Oskar Schindler or the firefighters who ran into the World Trade Center. In that same popularity contest, the Shrewd Manager would probably finish last. The Shrewd Manager is lazy, deceitful, and double-crossing. Yet in this alluringly freakish parable, Jesus actually holds up the Shrewd Manager as an example, as he does with the Good Samaritan. This book is about learning to live the message of the Good Samaritan in the context of the globalized world of the twenty-first century. This means learning to love our global neighbor wisely by harnessing the resources at our disposal—our time, talents, opportunities, and money—on behalf of those who are victims of injustice, disease, violence, and poverty. The early disciples were pretty clueless about worldly resources such as time, talent, and money—and unfortunately today we still don’t really get it. There are too many kind, well-intentioned twenty-first-century people with indisputably good intentions but whose impact on the needy is hampered by their inability to diagnose problems properly, harness the resources available to them to solve the right problems, and understand cause-and-effect relationships. Shrewd Samaritan will help develop a framework to better love and care for our neighbors in an age of globalization, when the people in our neighborhoods, or at least those in our potential sphere of influence, has expanded dramatically. Increasingly it will become our global neighbor who takes us out of our comfort zone and challenges us with the needs of a broken world.

Theonomics

Theonomics offers a series of reflections on how Christian ideas can be integrated into the economic sphere.

Theonomics

Theonomics offers a series of reflections on how Christian ideas can be integrated into the economic sphere.

Quaker Quicks Money and Soul

If money troubles your soul, try this down-to-earth Quaker perspective on economies large and small.

Quaker Quicks   Money and Soul

If money troubles your soul, try this down-to-earth Quaker perspective on economies large and small. The economy, as we usually encounter it, has nothing to do with values or faith. After all, the “invisible hand” caters to no religious belief. It is all a matter of science, we are assured: economists have mastered the mathematical formulas for growth and prosperity. Our role as individuals is simply to work, consume and save, each adding our bit to the sum totals of economic activity that will keep the system humming along; the experts will take care of everything else. This breezy values-free story, however, is unlikely to be a comfortable fit for anyone who takes seriously the challenge of bringing our faith into the world. Knotty issues around economics crop up at every turn, especially if we are willing to ask the big questions: What is the economy for? How much is enough? What needs to be equal? How is well-being best measured? Who should decide? In Money and Soul this search for answers, through a Quaker lens, gives a taste of the power of applying faith values to our economic story.

Faith and Liberty

Private property, public financing, the theory of money, distributive justice, and interest and banking are some of the matters they dealt with. No date is noted for the first edition; the second seems only to incorporate corrections.

Faith and Liberty

For most economic historians, the world began with Adam Smith, but Chafuen (George Mason U.) looks back to the economic thinking of the Hispanic Scholastics of about 1350 to 1500 in Spain. Private property, public financing, the theory of money, distributive justice, and interest and banking are some of the matters they dealt with. No date is noted for the first edition; the second seems only to incorporate corrections. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Economics of Faith Based Service Delivery

The book provides the first ever comprehensive empirical assessment of the role that faith-inspired institutions (FIIs) play in the supply of health care and education services in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Economics of Faith Based Service Delivery

The book provides the first ever comprehensive empirical assessment of the role that faith-inspired institutions (FIIs) play in the supply of health care and education services in sub-Saharan Africa.

Economics and Society

A topical study looking at Economics and Society through various biblical texts and Theology of Work articles.

Economics and Society

A topical study looking at Economics and Society through various biblical texts and Theology of Work articles. How does Christian faith relate to economic life in ways that can potentially advance a more abundant life for all? This study brings a biblical perspective to work and economic life within the overarching mission of fullness of life worked out in the context of fallen individuals, institutions, and nations. Looking to fundamental principles established in the Old Testament, this study focuses on ways Christians can bring biblical perspective in their responses to the realities and responsibilities of economic life. This study also encourages engagement with economic realities without dictating specific answers, positions, politics, or solutions. Rather, it offers six engagement styles or approaches prophetic, narrative, technical/ethical, policy, participational, and invitational to enliven and structure conversation around the question: In this abundant life, we as Christians are called to flourish, not just survive. We are invited to enjoy a fullness of life in which there is dignity and purpose that is unconnected to financial state or social station. Called to live the abundant life in a fallen world, we face the reality of economic disparity and the many issues it presents. Jesus observed, The poor you will always have with you (Matt. 26:11), stating a fact we cannot escape. But we can make a difference. As workplace Christians, we are committed to God s life-giving mission amid life-denying situations. We seek opportunities for active and constructive engagement with our world. These Bible studies are part of The Bible and Your Work Study Series. Each book contains Scripture references, thought-provoking questions, and prayers to help you explore what the Bible says about work and apply it to your life in positive, practical ways. The lessons in each chapter are designed for thirty-minute lunch breaks, although they can be used in other formats as well. "

Good Faith and International Economic Law

World trade law contains several expressions and elements of good faith, such as: the obligation to settle disputes in good faith in article 3.10 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU)22 or to enter into consultations in good ...

Good Faith and International Economic Law

The past two decades have seen a significant proliferation of trade and investment treaties around the world. States are increasingly negotiating agreements that regulate both trade and investment, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The number of investor-state dispute settlement cases is rapidly accumulating each year, yet states' enthusiasm for investor-state arbitration has become more qualified as concern has intensified that the system can be abused by foreign investors. Good faith is therefore becoming increasingly important as a principle, particularly in the investment context, due to disputes about investor conduct such as corporate restructuring in order to gain the protection of a particular investment treaty regarding an existing or foreseeable dispute, and States' responses to public policy concerns through attempts to modify or terminate investment treaties in the face of ongoing or expected claims. Tribunals adjudicating investment disputes have used the principle of good faith in a haphazard and uncoordinated manner, causing serious problems of uncertainty and inconsistency. In response to these developments, this book contains the first comprehensive and integrated analysis of the treatment of good faith in international investment law, noting the broader implications of good faith in public international law and international trade law.

The Role of Faith and Faith Schooling in Educational Economic and Faith Outcomes

This is in contrast to the US, where much of the literature of faith (mostly Catholic) schools is rooted, and other developed countries who tend to have faith schools that are fee-paying.

The Role of Faith and Faith Schooling in Educational  Economic  and Faith Outcomes

We examine the roles played by intrinsic religiosity and faith-based education in both short and long-term outcomes among young people in England. England is a good laboratory for this work as it has a substantial share of publicly funded faith schools. This is in contrast to the US, where much of the literature of faith (mostly Catholic) schools is rooted, and other developed countries who tend to have faith schools that are fee-paying. We use a cohort study from England that contains a detailed and extensive range of individual, parental, household, and secondary school level controls. In the absence of any convincing quasi-experimental method to identify the effects of interest, the research relies on the very detailed nature of the data to support a methodology based on Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), augmented by the Oster (2017) test, to provide plausible and robust estimates of the impacts of both religious belief and faith schooling. We show that an individual's intrinsic religiosity is an important driver of short-term educational outcomes (such as age 16 test scores) and some longer-term outcomes (Christian belief at age 25), while faith-based schooling plays a lesser role. Faith schools perform well in terms of their ethos and environment, with lower incidences of bullying within them and greater parental satisfaction with how they operate.

The True Wealth of Nations

The True Wealth of Nations arises from the conviction that implementing a morally adequate vision of the economy will generate sustainable prosperity for all.

The True Wealth of Nations

The True Wealth of Nations arises from the conviction that implementing a morally adequate vision of the economy will generate sustainable prosperity for all. It sets forth the beginnings of an architecture of analysis for relating economic life and Christian faith-intellectually and experientially-and helps social scientists, theologians, and all persons of faith to appreciate the true wealth of any nation.

Economic Justice in a Flat World

"Globalization" may be the most hotly debated issue surrounding poverty.

Economic Justice in a Flat World

"Globalization" may be the most hotly debated issue surrounding poverty. The benefits and costs of global economic integration are critical and complex. • Is a globalized, free-market economy part of the solution to economic injustice or part of the problem? • Are the international monetary systems pursuing policies that will reduce poverty or are they serving the interests of the wealthy? • What do pro-poor policy reforms look like in the areas of trade and foreign investment? • What kinds of immigration restrictions or reforms are consistent with the Christian faith? • Should development aid be awarded only to well-governed, democratic countries? • Would unrestrained economic growth imply environmental destruction? Economic Justice assembles leading economists to debate these and other issues surrounding globalization’s effects on the poor. Writers urge an informed church to help identify the essentials of a Christian perspective on the societal, environmental and economic implications of globalization and to live accordingly. CONTENTS Part I: Theological Perspectives on Global Capitalism Part II: The International Flow of Goods, Services, Capital and Labor Part III: International Aid, Development and the Church Part IV: Global Economic Stability, Growth and Sustainability

Coming Home

""In this engagingly written book, Jonathan Cornford demonstrates how the radical message of the gospel speaks to the nitty gritty of our daily life.

Coming Home

Coming Home seeks to make a real and practical connection between faith, the way we live, and the great ethical and environmental challenges of our time. It takes seriously the ways in which the shape of our household economy - our work, leisure, consumption, investment and use of time - impact our relations with others, with the earth, and with God. It provides a Christian vision of daily life that holds together the profound and the practical. Coming Home discusses subjects that are central to the lives of every person who knows that faith in Christ should make a difference. In Coming Home, Jonathan Cornford joins biblical theology with analysis of contemporary problems to help chart a practical, hopeful and life-giving path through troubled times. ""In this engagingly written book, Jonathan Cornford demonstrates how the radical message of the gospel speaks to the nitty gritty of our daily life. Weaving together astute cultural observations, wise biblical insights, and practical actions, Cornford paints a way of life where community can flourish in deeply faithful ways. This book calls out not only to be read, but to be studied with your church and community as a guide for deeper discipleship in an often overwhelming world."" --Dr. Sylvia C. Keesmaat, co-author of Colossians Remixed and Romans Disarmed ""If you are at all serious about the Christian faith and what it means to follow Jesus today, then frankly, this is a dangerous book. It's dangerous because it calls us to an expression of faith that really counts in the most daily actions of life. There are no remote theories or platitudes here. No doubt, this book is a good and accessible read. But be warned, reading it is risky business. It could change your life."" --Rev. Simon Carey Holt, Author of Eating Heaven and Heaven All Around Us ""Coming Home is gracious, inspiring, daunting and practical."" --Michael Frost, Author of Surprise the World and Keep Christianity Weird Jonathan Cornford is co-founder of Manna Gum, a ministry in 'good news economics'. He has a doctorate in political economy and spent fifteen years involved in research and advocacy on development issues in the Mekong Region (primarily Laos and Cambodia), with particular focus on the link between economic and ecological change. Jonathan has also spent a number of years living and working in Urban Seed, a Christian community reaching out to the street and drug culture in Melbourne's CBD. He now lives with his wife and two daughters in Bendigo, Victoria, where they are members of the Seeds Community and the Common Rule Christian network. Jonathan is currently also undertaking a doctorate in theology through Whitley College in Melbourne.

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

Philip Mirowski, More Heat Than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature's Economics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989). de Goede, Virtue, Fortune, and Faith, 125. Ferguson, The Ascent of Money, 293. de Goede, ...

Intellectual History of Economic Normativities

The book investigates the many ways that economic and moral reasoning interact, overlap and conflict both historically and at present. The book explores economic and moral thinking as a historically contingent pair using the concept of economic normativities. The contributors use case studies including economic practices, such as trade and finance and tax and famine reforms in the British colonies to explore the intellectual history of how economic and moral issues interrelate.

Flourishing Faith

Flourishing Faith


Faith and Economic Practice

First published in 1989, Faith and Economic Practice: Protestant Businessmen in Chicago, 1900-1920 ponders the role that religion played in North American society in the 20th Century, exploring the interactions between religious expression ...

Faith and Economic Practice

First published in 1989, Faith and Economic Practice: Protestant Businessmen in Chicago, 1900-1920 ponders the role that religion played in North American society in the 20th Century. Written against the backdrop of a religious resurgence in American society, represented by such phenomena as the Moral Majority, television preachers, prayer breakfasts, parochial schools, brainwashing cults, anti-pornography campaigns and organizations established for the purpose of restoring Judeo-Christian values, the volume examines both the religious milieu and the larger environment in which it functions. Through studying businessmen in Chicago who were both leading actors in a capitalist society and Protestant church members with personal religious agendas, the books explores the interactions between religious expression and economic order and the role of religion in capitalism with the purpose of assessing the extent to which their religious views were shaped by their business experience and social outlook as the wealthy elite of society.

India s Economic Resurgence

This policy would rest on sound economic fundamentals when the economic structure of each industry is well researched and well-articulated. An entirely different take on faith and wealth is presented in Box 57.1.

India   s Economic Resurgence

Economics is a social science concerned mainly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Beyond the various theories and models, however, economics has close relationship with day to day life. This book reviews the economic journey of India over the last seventy years, and seeks to stimulate the readers’ thinking on some major issues and potentialities facing the Indian economy. Five main themes flow through the book – India’s potential to be the World’s third largest economic power by 2030, the challenges of socio-economic equity that India faces, the several opportunities that India has in that journey, the critical role of governance, leadership, management and administration, and the importance of mindset changes to power India’s futureeconomic growth. A special focus is laid on the role of government policies and projects in socio-economic development. The book sensitises the readers, including college students in general, and students of economics in particular, to the happenings around us which have significant economic import. The book makes all through its seventy chapters several suggestions to power India’s growth as a global economic superpower, on a plank of socioeconomic equity. This book serves as an expansive thought primer and focussed execution guide for an economically independent and resurgent India.

The Indian Journal of Economics

H Since its very inception, the growth of the " ARYAN " has been phenomenal due to its sound and systematic management, ever'increas' ing faith of its constituents and its efficient services rendered through its thirty'five branches all ...

The Indian Journal of Economics

Vol. 2-33 include Papers read at the annual conference of the Indian Economic Association.

Enlarging economic doctrine

Thirdly , one common article of economic faith , know as the acceleration principle , is that output is proportional to capital stock . Yet some economists again have indicted the authors of The Limits for assuming ( implicitly ) that ...

Enlarging economic doctrine


Canadian Farm Economics

Record number of international trade disputes brought to GATT for settlement is evidence of governments putting their faith in the GATT system The report notes that it is GATT ' s role in dispute settlement which attracts most public ...

Canadian Farm Economics