About the journal


The Journal of Economics, Theology and Religion (JETR) is an online and open access academic journal (ISSN 2772-9001).

It aims to be an independent, international, and interreligious platform for interdisciplinary debate.

It seeks to bring together economists, theologians and scholars in religious studies, by publishing peer-reviewed original research. Our hope is to find intersections, create dialogues, and offer new interdisciplinary insights and perspectives.

Launched in 2020, the journal is published bi-annually by the Erasmus Economics and Theology Institute (EETI) of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


JETR welcomes submissions in any of the following (partly overlapping and non-exhausting list of) areas:

  • economics and theology
  • economics and religion
  • religious economics
  • economics of religion
  • religion/theology and economic development
  • economics as religion
  • economic theology
  • theology of economics
  • economics and sacred text studies
  • economy in theology
  • history of economics and theology/religion

JETR publishes the following types of contributions:

  • research articles
  • review articles
  • replies / comments
  • book reviews
  • symposia

Editorial board

Editor in chief
Dr. Joost Hengstmengel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL

Associate editors
Prof. dr. Lans Bovenberg, Tilburg University, Netherlands, NL
Prof. dr. Govert Buijs, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Prof. dr. Harry Commandeur, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Prof. dr. Paul van Geest, Tilburg University, NL
Prof. dr. Johan Graafland, Tilburg University, NL
Prof. dr. Jürgen von Hagen, University of Bonn, DE
Prof. dr. Kees van der Kooi, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
Dr. Bas van Os, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
Prof. dr. Paul Oslington, Alphacrucis University College, AU
Dr. Antoinette Rijsenbilt, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
Dr. Paolo Santori, Tilburg University, NL
Prof. Msgr. Martin Schlag, University of St. Thomas, US
Prof. dr. Robert Tatum, University of North Carolina at Asheville, US

Managing editor
Ard Jan Biemond MSc, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL

Book review editor
Henri Slob MSc, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL

Anke Teeuw LLM Msc, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL

Open access policy, licensing, and copyright

JETR has an open access policy. This means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles and reviews, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Articles and reviews are distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

The copyright is retained by the author(s).


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