Religion, Freedoms And Wealth
AbstractIn the specific literature, religious diversity has received important attention. The present study contributes to the literature of economics of religion by examining the impact of religious freedom and other specific variables of freedom (like economic freedom, political freedom and civil liberties) on the Gross Domestic Product per capita PPP. Following Alon and Chase (2005), in the sections that follow we develop a rationale as to whether the selected variables of freedom, including the religious one, should affect Gross Domestic Product per capita PPP and, then, discuss the results and their importance.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its journal Review of Economic and Business Studies.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 7 (May)
Religious freedom; Economic freedom; Political rights; Civil liberties; GDP per capita;
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- Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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