Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36817
Authors: 
Chiswick, Carmel Ullman
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4868
Abstract: 
This paper provides an overview of the relationship between economics and religion. It first considers the effects of economic incentives in the religious marketplace on consumers' demand for religion. It then shows how this demand affects religious institutions and generates a supply of religious goods and services. Other topics include the structure of this religious marketplace and the related marketplace for ideas in a religiously pluralistic society. Empirical evidence is summarized for the effects on selected economic behaviors of religious affiliation and intensity of belief or practice.
Subjects: 
Economics
religion
human capital
JEL: 
Z12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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