Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-01-09

By Tully Taylor

Sara Helms and Jeremy Thornton, faculty members in Samford University's Brock School of Business, along with Brian Scott, from Washington College, presented at the American Economic Association annual meeting Jan. 5-8 in Chicago.

The group presented "Choosing to Give More Freely." The paper was part of a panel looking at Experimental Work on the Causes and Consequences of Religion and Virtuous Behavior, which was organized by the Association of Christian Economists.

Helms, assistant professor of economics, joined Samford University's faculty in 2009.  Thornton, associated professor of economics has taught at Samford since 2004.

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.