Economics has nothing to do with religion

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Abstract

A popular view is that economics is about inflation, unemployment, prices, and quantities, but not about religion or culture. And surely, soft factors such as religion do not matter for economic outcomes? Not surprisingly, students of economics would not typically come across these in their lectures on microeconomics, macroeconomics, or econometrics. When economic issues are debated in the media, they do not feature highly, but religion matters for economics and economics matters for religion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEconomic Ideas You Should Forget
EditorsBruno S. Frey, David Iselin
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages9-10
Number of pages2
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783319474588
ISBN (Print)9783319474571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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