Recent Insights on the Role of Religion in Economic History
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.
Becker, S. O., Rubin, J., & Woessman, L. (2020, Jul. 12). Recent insights on the role of religion in economic history. https://voxeu.org/article/recent-insights-role-religion-economic-history