Robert H. Nelson

University of Maryland - School of Public Policy

Professor

College Park, MD 20742-1815

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

Five Moral Philosophies on Economic Growth: Fundamental Perspectives on Assessing its Benefits and Costs

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 14 Apr 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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Confessions of a Policy Analyst: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Economic Professionals in Government

A revised version in George DeMartino and Deirdre McClosky, Oxford University Press Handbook on Professional Economic Ethics is Forthcoming, Paper presented to the Joint IIPPE AHE FAPE 2012 Conference on Political Economy and the Outlook for Capitalism, July 5-8, 2012, Paris, France.
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Apr 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
Downloads 179 (157,463)

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Is Max Weber Newly Relevant?: The Protestant-Catholic Divide in Europe Today

Finnish Journal of Theology, Issue 5 (November 2012)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Mar 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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The Private Neighborhood

Regulation, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp.40-46, Summer 2004
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Jul 2004
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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Homeowners association, property rights, private neighborhoods, associations, regulation, cooperative, condominium, municipality, rights of entry, zoning, property

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Lessons from Business Improvement Districts: Building on Past Successes

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Primer No. 5
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Mar 2009
Robert H. Nelson, Erika Christensen and Eileen Norcross
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy, Independent and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Urban economics, local governance, business improvement districts, BIDs

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Economics and Religion, What is the Relationship? -- A Case Study of Nordic Social Democracy

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 02 Nov 2016
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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Economics, Religion, Nordic Social Democracy, Lutheranism, Economic Values

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The Philippine Economic Mystery

The Philippine Review of Economics, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Mar 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
Downloads 139 (195,102)
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Philippines, economic development, institutions, cultural influences, Catholic church

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Bringing Religion into Economic Policy Analysis

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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economic development, environmental religion, policy analysis, economists

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Why Economic Progress Depends on Economic Religion

Paper prepared for presentation to a Conference on “Markets, Money and the Sacred: New Perspectives on Economic Theology,” Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 8-10, 2017
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 05 Jul 2017
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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economic progress, religion, neo-classical economics, crisis of economics

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Environmental Religion: A Theological Critique

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, Fall 2004
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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The Secularization Myth Revisited: Secularism as Christianity in Disguise

Journal of Markets & Mortality, Vol. 18, No. 2, Fall 2015
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Jan 2016
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
Downloads 75 (297,894)

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Secularization, Christianity, religion, economics

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The Secular Religions of Progress

The New Atlantis, Summer 2013
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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economics, religion of progress, environmentalism, moral philosophy

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Economics and Environmentalism: Belief Systems at Odds

Independent Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Mar 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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From BIDs to RIDs: Creating Residential Improvement Districts

Mercatus Policy Series, Policy Comment No. 20
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2012
Robert H. Nelson, Erika Christensen and Eileen Norcross
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy, Independent and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Urban economics, urban redevelopment, business improvement districts, residential improvement districts, BIDs, RIDs

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Multiple Use Forest Management versus Ecosystem Forest Management: A Religious Question?

Forest Policy and Economics 35 (October 2013)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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forest management, economic religion, environmental religion, clashes of values

16.

Max Weber Revisited

Religion, Economy, and Cooperation (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2010).
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 14 Apr 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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17.

Our Languishing Public Lands

Policy Review, No. 171, p. 45, February & March 2012
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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Calvinism Without God: American Environmentalism as Implicit Calvinism

Implicit Religion, 2014
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Jan 2016
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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Environmentalism, Calvinism, implicit religion, secularization

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Rethinking Church and State: The Case of Environmental Religion

Pace Environmental Law (PELR) Review, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 13 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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Homeowners Associations in Historical Perspective

Public Administration Review, July/August 2011
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 Dec 2013
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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homeowners associations, collective property ownership, land use regulation

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The Financial Crisis as a Religious Crisis

Journal of International Business and Law, Vol 17, Issue 1, December 2017
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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Financial Crisis, Wall Street, Ethical Breakdown, Role of Religion

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Prohibition and Eugenics: Implicit Religions that Failed

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Jul 2017
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy
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implicit religion, secularization of religion, prohibition, eugenics

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climate change, short-lived climate pollutants, black carbon, methane, carbon dioxide equivalency

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Privatizing the Neighborhood: A Proposal to Replace Zoning with Private Collective Property Rights to Existing Neighborhoods

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 4, Summer 1999
Posted: 07 Dec 1999
Robert H. Nelson
University of Maryland - School of Public Policy

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