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Religion & Economic Growth and Development

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  • Nath, Sushmit

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This paper deals with the interlinkages between religious beliefs and practices and the economic growth and development of a particular country or region. In the paper I have reviewed some empirical work carried out in the recent times to explain the relationship between religion and growth. I have also tried to present Adam Smith's view on the subject and how it could be understood in the present context. The paper ends with a case study of the state of Gujarat in India, which shows the relationship between religious riots and economic growth.

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  • Nath, Sushmit, 2007. "Religion & Economic Growth and Development," MPRA Paper 8181, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:8181
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    1. Bednarik, Radek & Filipova, Lenka, 2009. "The role of religion and political regime for human capital and economic development," MPRA Paper 14556, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Religion; Economics of Religion; Religion and Growth; Gujarat; Riots; Weber;

    JEL classification:

    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics

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