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dc.contributor.authorHolger Strulik
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T03:55:53Z
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dc.date.created2016-03-07 14:50
dc.identifieroai:RePEc:got:gotcrc:116
dc.identifierRePEc:got:gotcrc:116
dc.identifierhttp://www2.vwl.wiso.uni-goettingen.de/courant-papers/CRC-PEG_DP_116.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/3606007
dc.description.abstractIn medieval times, most people identifi ed with religious values and aggregate income and productivity grew at glacier speed. In the 20th century, religion played a much lesser role in daily life and income and productivity grew at high and unprecedented rates. The present paper develops a simple economic theory of identity choice that explains both stylized facts as well as a period of secularization during which an increasing share of the population abandons religious identity for worldly pleasures and aggregate productivity takes off . An extension of the basic model investigates the Protestant reformation as an intermediate stage. Another extension introduces socially-dependent religious preferences, establishes the endogenous emergence of multiple, self-ful lling equilibria, and demonstrates how a social multiplier amplifi es the speed of transition.
dc.description.abstractreligion; identity; economic growth; productivity; secularization; comparative development
dc.titleFrom Worship to Worldly Pleasures: Secularization and Long-Run Economic Growth
dc.typepreprint
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ge.lastmodificationdate2016-03-21 11:26
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