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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Capitalism -- Religious aspects,
  • Christianity -- Economic aspects

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StatementRobert J. Barro, Rachel M. McCleary.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 9682., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 9682.
ContributionsMcCleary, Rachel M., 1953-, National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Pagination52 p. :
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17614946M

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COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Rachel M. McCleary is lecturer in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. Her books include The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion. Robert J. Barro is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard. His books include Education Matters: Global Schooling Gains from the 19th to the 21st Century and Economic Growth. They both live in Massachusetts. The instruments are dummy variables for the presence of state religion and for regulation of the religion market, an indicator of religious pluralism, and the composition of religions. We find that economic growth responds positively to the extent of religious beliefs, notably those in hell and heaven, but negatively to church by: Religion and Economic Growth Article (PDF Available) in American Sociological Review 68() June with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Wesley (–), a theologian and the founder of Methodism and the Holiness Movement, championed the two-way causation between religion and economic growth, preaching in , “Gain all you can, Save all you can, Give all you can.”. For Robert H. Nelson, author of The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America, these examples represent various forms of secular religion. If you look close enough into somebody's core ideology, Nelson argues, you will surely find parallels to the holy books, priesthoods, and dogmas typically found in Reviews: With religion viewed as an independent variable, a key issue is how religiosity affects individual characteristics, such as work ethic, honesty, and thrift, and thereby influences economic.   This is largely a matter of culture, and for most of the world culture basically means religion. Religion drives culture; culture drives social forms; social forms drive development.

economics are reviewed. In section 3, the models of economic growth with religious variables are presented. Section 4 describes the datasets, and section 5 discusses the estimation with the models and following results from regressions. Finally, section 6 ends the paper with the conclusion. 2. Review of literatures on religion and economic growth. Religion and Economy Rachel M. McCleary and Robert J. Barro R eligion has a two-way interaction with political economy. With religion viewed as a dependent variable, a central question is how economic development and political institutions affect religious participation and beliefs. a. The role of religion in economic growth. In what ways, if any, does religion contribute to or inhibit economic growth? b. Describe and critically compare and contrast 'religious' and 'secular' approaches to the problem of corruption in international development. Size: 77KB.   “Economics and environmentalism are types of modern religions.” So writes Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert H. Nelson, author of The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion versus Environmental Religion in Contemporary America, an in-depth study of the origins and implications of the conflict between these two opposing belief systems. “If it makes a reader of this book more .