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Rachel M. McCleary is lecturer in the Economics Department, Harvard University and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Her field of expertise is the political economy of religion, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion utilizing methodologies from philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and economics. She holds a Masters in Theological Studies (Candler School of Theology, Emory University) and a doctorate in moral philosophy (University of Chicago). Rachel's most recent book is The Wealth of Religions (with Robert Barro). Her current research focuses on conscience and moral psychology.