Rebecca Shah Rebecca Samuel Shah

Rebecca Shah is an analyst of the relationship between religion and economics and an expert on the statistical assessment of development projects in the global South. She is a Fellow with the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life and has a BSc in Economics and Economic History and a MSc in Statistical Demography, both from the London School of Economics. She has served as a research analyst for the World Bank's Human Development Network; for the Ethnic Health Unit of the British National Health Service; and for Harvard's Center for Population and Development.

Rebecca has a special interest in spiritual capital and its role in socio-economic behaviour. As well as being the Research Associate of Belief in Enterprise, she is the Principal Investigator for a major project funded by the Templeton Foundation to study the role of tithing, thrift and savings amongst the enterprising poor in Bangalore, India. Her recent publications include a study of the economic impact of Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism in low-income communities in emerging economies.