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The effect of being Protestant on entrepreneurial choice

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  • Michael Wyrwich

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This brief research note identifies a causal effect of being Protestant on entrepreneurial choice.

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  • Michael Wyrwich, 2018. "The effect of being Protestant on entrepreneurial choice," Jena Economic Research Papers 2018-010, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
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    Keywords

    Religion; Protestantism; Entrepreneurship;
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    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion

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