Jean-Paul Carvalho

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences 

University of California, Irvine


Economist working on game-theoretic approaches to social dynamics with a focus on culture, identity, and religion. Associate Professor of Economics and Logic & Philosophy of Science (by courtesy) at the University of California, Irvine and Interim Director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences.

Co-editor of the volume Advances in the Economics of Religion (Palgrave 2019), Associate of the Network for Economic Research on Identity, Norms and Narratives (ERINN), Faculty Fellow of the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS), Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies (CGPACS) and the Religious Studies Program at UC Irvine.

Educated at the University of Oxford (DPhil, MPhil) and the University of Western Australia.

Working Papers



  • Advances in the Economics of Religion, co-edited with Sriya Iyer and Jared Rubin, Palgrave 2019.


University of California Irvine, 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine CA 92697