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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.