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New virtual issue of The Economic Journal out now: Religion and Economics

A new virtual issue of The Economic Journal, ‘Religion and Economics’ is out now and can be read online for free for a limited time.

The Economic Journal has been a champion of work in the field of economics of religion for many years, across generations of editors. This issue showcases 16 papers published in the Journal which exemplify how our discipline has approached the economics of religion, both theoretically and empirically.

Topics covered include an economic theory of church strictness; comparisons of work and social ethics of Protestants and Catholics; patterns of adoption of new religions; witch trials; discrimination between religious and non-religious groups; the economic consequences of Ramadan; and many more. The empirical papers cover multiple continents, and multiple millennia.

Read the new virtual issue for free here.