American Religious Communities




Coşgel, Metin M., “An Economic Approach to Religious Communes: The Shakers,” in Patrick Gray, Joshua Hall, Ruth Wallis Herndon, and Javier Silvestre, eds, Standard of Living: Essays on Economics, History, and Religion in Honor of John E. Murray. Springer, 2022, pp. 309-22. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “The Commitment Process in a Religious Commune: The Shakers,”  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, March 2001, 40(1): 27-38.

Coşgel, Metin M. and Brad Andrew, “Membership in a Religious Commune: The Shakers, 1850-70,” Explorations in Economic History, 2001, 38: 273-95. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “The Family in Utopia: Celibacy, Communal Child-Rearing, and Continuity in a Religious Commune,” Journal of Family History, October 2000, 25(4): 491-503.

Andrew, Brad and Metin M. Coşgel, “Regional Differences in the Size and Composition of Communal Membership: The Shakers, 1850-70,” Communal Societies, 2000, 20: 45-58.

Murray, John E. and Metin M Coşgel, “Between God and Market: Influences of Economy and Spirit on Shaker Communal Dairying, 1830-1875,”  Social Science History, Spring 1999, 23(1): 41-65. [Working Paper]

Murray, John E. and Metin M Coşgel, “Regional Specialization in Communal Agriculture: The Shakers, 1850-1880,” Communal Societies, 1999, pp. 73-84. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and John E. Murray, “Productivity of a Commune: The Shakers, 1850-80,”  Journal of Economic History, June 1998, 58(2): 494-510. [Working Paper]

Murray, John E. and Metin M Cosgel, “Market, Religion, and Culture in Shaker Swine Production, 1788-1880,” Agricultural History, Summer 1998, 72(3): 552-73. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., John E. Murray, and Thomas J. Miceli , “Organization and Distributional Equality in a Network of Communes: The Shakers,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, April 1997, 56(2): 129-44.

Coşgel, Metin M., “Market Integration and Agricultural Efficiency of Communal Amana,” Communal Societies, 1994, 14: 36-48.

Coşgel, Metin M., “Religious Culture and Economic Performance: Agricultural Productivity of the Amish, 1850-80,” Journal of Economic History, June 1993, 53(2): 319-31. [Working Paper]