Religion and economy : a comment

Torgler, Benno & Schaltegger, Christoph (2009) Religion and economy : a comment. Economics Bulletin, 29(3), pp. 2227-2230.

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McCleary and Barro (2206) analyse whether Max Weber was right in emphasizing the religious impact on work ethic. Thery find a positive correltion between belief in hell and work ethic (p=0.98). They conclude that "Weber may have been right in emphasizing the religion link with work ethic"(p.71). Howevern they fail to explore the link to Max Weber's work on Protestant ethic as they don't explore for denomination differences. Weber's hypotheses would suggest that we would mainly observe an effect for Protestantism within a society. Thus, compared to McCleary and Barro's findings such a result is very much in line with Max Weber's link between religion and work ethic.

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ID Code: 32382
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Religion, Economy
ISSN: 1545-2921
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Applied Economics not elsewhere classified (140299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Economics Bulletin
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2010 05:34
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:17

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