Divine Economics is a newly developed framework to study religion and economics in each others' perspective. It was developed by Dr. Syed Nisar Hussain Hamdani in 1999. The framework offers insights for developing new models and variables for economics in the light of Holy Scriptures of Divine Religions. This framework has brought many attractive studies and data sets that have been used by world renowned universities including Harvard and London School of Economics. A number of research papers and many MPhil and PhD dissertations have been completed using this framework.
A series of surveys has been conducted in Pakistan, USA and other places using Divine Economics survey instruments developed by Dr. Syed Nisar Hussain Hamdani. A number of Data Sets were produced in recent past which enabled policy makers and researchers to understand the role of religion and faith in economics. Some of these data sets are available initially to Mphil/PhD scholars via request email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Many new scales for measuring religiosity, spirituality, ethics and values are now available. These scales are easy to understand and use by economist and sociologists. These scales are developed using Divine Economics framework. The innovation and comprehensiveness of these scales are acknowledged by world renowned economists like Larry Iannaconne, Richard B. Freeman and Lord Layard.
This first international conference on Divine Economics was arranged on 12-14 Dec 2013 at Pearl Continental (PC) hotel Muzaffarabad. This conference was very unique of its kind because it brought together economists from around the globe to a platform of Divine Economics.
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International Conference on Divine Economics aimed to provide an opportunity to deliberate the economic challenges of the time and scope of integrating faith, religiosity, spirituality and values in the economic models, a 3-day International Conference on Divine Economics was organized at Hotel Pearl Continental and City Campus of University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, AJ&K (Pakistan) as one component of research project assisted by Higher Education Commission (HEC). The conference rallied around national and international scholars to share their knowledge and experiences on the subject, and also on the related fields of divine economics.
Following themes have been covered during the conference sessions:
In last few years, Divine Economics research initiatives have enabled university of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and particularly Kashmir Institute of Economics to obtain best links with leading universities of the world. We have developed links with London School of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Princeton University and Washington University. The official is divine-economics.org