A tale of minorities: evidence on religious ethics and entrepreneurship

@article{Nunziata2014ATO,
  title={A tale of minorities: evidence on religious ethics and entrepreneurship},
  author={Luca Nunziata and Lorenzo Rocco},
  journal={Journal of Economic Growth},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={189-224}
}
Does Protestantism favour entrepreneurship more than Catholicism does? We provide a novel way to answer this question by comparing Protestant and Catholic minorities using Swiss census data. Exploiting the strong adhesion of religious minorities to their denomination’ ethical principles and the historical determination of the geographical distribution of denominations across Swiss cantons, we find that Protestantism is associated with a significantly higher propensity for entrepreneurship. The… 
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