Economics, Religion, and Culture: A Brief Introduction

6 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2017

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Daniel L. Chen

Directeur de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse School of Economics, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, University of Toulouse Capitole, Toulouse, France

Daniel M. Hungerman

University of Notre Dame

Date Written: January 7, 2014

Abstract

In this introduction we will avoid laboring over a definition of the “Economics of Religion & Culture,” but this will not stop us from arguing that it is a burgeoning area of research. Work focusing on religious practice and related cultural issues dates back at least to Adam Smith, but until the 1990s there had been little published by mainstream economists in this area. Recently, however, a variety of subfields in economics have taken up work here.

Keywords: Religion, faith, culture, economics

JEL Classification: Z12

Suggested Citation

Chen, Daniel L. and Hungerman, Daniel M., Economics, Religion, and Culture: A Brief Introduction (January 7, 2014). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 104, No. 1-3, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2975709

Daniel L. Chen (Contact Author)

Directeur de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse School of Economics, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, University of Toulouse Capitole, Toulouse, France ( email )

Toulouse School of Economics
1, Esplanade de l'Université
Toulouse, 31080
France

Daniel M. Hungerman

University of Notre Dame ( email )

361 Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5646
United States

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