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Ekonomie náboženství - je hypotéza sekularizace opodstatněná?
[Economics of religion - is the secularization hypothesis tenable?]


  • Marek Loužek


The article is concerned with the economics of religion. The first chapter is introduction into the economics of religion by Adam Smith. The second chapter asks the question whether the secularization hypothesis is tenable. The third chapter analyzes the allocation of time and church attendance and investments into religious capital. The forth chapter examines religious market in perfect or imperfect competition. The fifth chapter summarizes empirical research. The sixth chapter brings conclusions.

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  • Marek Loužek, 2007. "Ekonomie náboženství - je hypotéza sekularizace opodstatněná?
    [Economics of religion - is the secularization hypothesis tenable?]
    ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2007(5), pages 659-680.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2007:y:2007:i:5:id:618:p:659-680

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    economics of religion; secularization hypothesis; religious pluralism; state religion; religious market; allocation of time;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics


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