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Religion, Freedoms And Wealth


  • Aurelian-Petruş PLOPEANU

    () („Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi)


In 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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  • Aurelian-Petruş PLOPEANU, 2011. "Religion, Freedoms And Wealth," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 7, pages 108-115, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2011:i:7:plopeanua

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    1. Pablo Brañas-Garza & Angel Solano, 2010. "Religious favoritism in Europe: A political competition model," Rationality and Society, , vol. 22(3), pages 333-352, August.
    2. William Easterly & Ross Levine, 1997. "Africa's Growth Tragedy: Policies and Ethnic Divisions," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 112(4), pages 1203-1250.
    3. Robert J. Barro & Rachel McCleary, 2003. "Religion and Economic Growth," NBER Working Papers 9682, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    Religious freedom; Economic freedom; Political rights; Civil liberties; GDP per capita;

    JEL classification:

    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development


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