Rachel M. McCleary
Rachel M. McCleary is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is also a senior research fellow at the Taubman Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
McCleary’s work is interdisciplinary with theoretical grounding in the fields of political science, sociology, and economics. Within these disciplines, she conducts research on the political economy of religion. Her research focuses on how religion interacts with economic performance and the political and social behavior of individuals and institutions across societies. McCleary studies how religious beliefs and practices influence productivity, economic growth, and the maintenance of political institutions such as democracy.