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dc.contributor.authorIyer, Sriyaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-15T12:55:16Z
dc.date.available2016-03-15T12:55:16Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-01en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Economic Literature 2016en
dc.identifier.issn0022-0515
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/254498
dc.description.abstractThe economics of religion is a relatively new field of research in economics. This survey serves two purposes – it is backward-looking in that it traces the historical and sociological origins of this field, and it is forward-looking in that it examines the insights and research themes that are offered by economists to investigate religion globally in the modern world. Several factors have influenced the economics of religion: (1) new developments in theoretical models including spatial models of religious markets and evolutionary models of religious traits; (2) empirical work which addresses innovatively econometric identification in examining causal influences on religious behavior; (3) new research in the economic history of religion that considers religion as an independent rather than as a dependent variable; and (4) more studies of religion outside the Western world. Based on these developments, this paper discusses four themes – first, secularization, pluralism, regulation and economic growth; second, religious markets, club goods, differentiated products and networks; third, identification including secular competition and charitable giving; and fourth, conflict and cooperation in developing societies. In reviewing this paradoxically ancient yet burgeoning field, this paper puts forward unanswered questions for scholars of the economics of religion to reflect upon in years to come.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Economic Association
dc.titleThe New Economics of Religionen
dc.typeArticle
dc.provenanceOA-7684
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from American Economic Association via https://doi.org/10.1257/jel.54.2.395en
prism.endingPage441
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Economic Literatureen
prism.startingPage395
prism.volume54en
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-03-11en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1257/jel.54.2.395en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-06-01en
dc.contributor.orcidIyer, Sriya [0000-0002-1297-1539]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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