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dc.contributor.authorPoutvaara, Panuen_US
dc.contributor.authorWagener, Andreasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:53:31Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:53:31Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18877-
dc.description.abstractReligious participation is much more widespread in the United States than in Europe, whileEuropeans tend to view sects more suspiciously than Americans. We propose an explanationfor these patterns without assuming differences in preferences or market fundamentals.Religious markets may have multiple equilibria, suggesting that observed differences inreligious structures may merely be eventualities. Further, equilibria with more sects result inhigher welfare and lower membership costs, as secular societies tend to host on average moredemanding sects. Our main methodological contribution to the theory of religious markets isendogenizing simultaneously supply and demand of spiritual services.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo Working Paper |x1238en_US
dc.subject.jelD71en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelL89en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtithesen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligious marketsen_US
dc.subject.stwReligionsgemeinschaften_US
dc.subject.stwReligionen_US
dc.subject.stwMarktmechanismusen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleThe invisible hand plays dice : eventualities in religious marketsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn856719595en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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