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Application of Economic Concepts on Religious Behavior

  • Esa Mangeloja

    (University of Jyvaskyla)

This survey gathers the current state of research activity on the emerging economic sub-area Economics of Religion. The religious beliefs and activities are analyzed from the viewpoint of economic theory and behavior. The advanced statistical tools and theoretical formulations of economic science can be applied to various problems of religious activity, dogma and social context. Analysis of interrelationship between economic and religious behavior increases our understanding of the nature and behavior of the target subject of economic science scrutiny, homo economicus.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 28 Oct 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0310003
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