Religion and Economic Growth

@article{Barro2003ReligionAE,
  title={Religion and Economic Growth},
  author={R. Barro and Rachel M. Mccleary},
  journal={National Bureau of Economic Research},
  year={2003}
}
Empirical research on the determinants of economic growth has typically neglected the influence of religion. To fill this gap, we use international survey data on religiosity for a broad panel of countries to investigate the effects of church attendance and religious beliefs on economic growth. To isolate the direction of causation from religiosity to economic performance, we use instrumental variables suggested by our analysis of systems in which church attendance and beliefs are the dependent… Expand

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