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Religion and economic growth: was Weber right?
Evidence of falling wages in Catholic cities and rising wages in Protestant cities between 1500 and 1750, during the spread of literacy in the vernacular, is inconsistent with most theoretical models…
Insuring consumption and happiness through religious organizations
- Journal of Public Economics 91: 259-279.
Why Doesn't the United States Have a European-Style Welfare State?
European countries are much more generous to the poor relative to the US level of generosity. Economic models suggest that redistribution is a function of the variance and skewness of the pre-tax…
Penn World Table Version 6.2, Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income and Prices at the University of Pennsylvania. Available at http://pwt.econ.upenn.edu/php_site/pwt_index.php
People's Opium? Religion and Economic Attitudes
Since Max Weber, there has been an active debate on the impact of religion on people's economic attitudes. Much of the existing evidence, however, is based on cross-country studies in which this…
Full Information Estimation in the Presence of Incomplete Data
- Computer Science
The Clash within Islam
- Political Science
Although radical Islam suffered numerous political defeats in the 1990s, it is still socially and culturally vigorous throughout the Middle East. The retreat of the welfare state in many…
Indonesian financial crisis: causes and remedies
Abstract : In 1997 Indonesia experienced a severe financial crisis due to problems in its banking system. The central objective of this study is to analyze the Indonesian government's banking system…
Islamic Finance: Law, Economics, and Practice
1. Introduction 2. Jurisprudence and arbitrage 3. Two major prohibitions: Riba and Gharar 4. Sale-based Islamic finance 5. Derivative-like sales: Salam, Istisma' and 'Urbun 6. Leasing, securitization…