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dc.contributor.authorHeinemann, Friedrichen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Friedrich G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-16T14:05:25Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-16T14:05:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-31891-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45807-
dc.description.abstractReligion is increasingly acknowledged to be a cultural dimension which affects economic outcomes in different regards. This contribution focuses on religion's possible impact on the shadow economy. Different dimensions of the religious markets are taken into account. These dimensions refer to the overall degree of religiosity, the specific impact of different religions, religious competition or the proximity between religion and the state. The empirical test makes use of the largest available cross-section on the size of the shadow economy and matches this dataset with numerous religious indicators. Summary measures of general religiosity or indicators of religious competition do not have a measurable impact. However, robust differences emerge across religions. Countries dominated by Islam or Eastern religions are associated with smaller shadow economies compared to Christian countries. Furthermore, the proximity between state and religion matters. Close ties between both are typical for smaller shadow economies. This is in line with the view that religion uses its normative influence to protect state interests if there is a mutually beneficial relationship.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 11-038en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.jelH26en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomics of religionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtax moraleen_US
dc.subject.keywordshadow economyen_US
dc.subject.stwReligionen_US
dc.subject.stwKirchenpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSteuermoralen_US
dc.subject.stwSchattenwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleReligion and the shadow economyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn661864189en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:11038-
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