Title

Recent Insights on the Role of Religion in Economic History

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-12-2020

Abstract

Over the past two decades, analysis of the relevance of religion has entered centre stage in the study of economic history, addressing questions such as how religion and religious beliefs in God and the afterlife have historically affected economies, and how historical socioeconomic circumstances have shaped religious beliefs and activities. This column derives a few general insights emerging from the rapidly growing literature.

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This article was originally published on VoxEU in July 2020.

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