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Edward N Muller and Joe A Stone
''Incentives in Judeo-Christian beliefs: an economist's guide to heaven''
( 2013, Vol. 33 No.2 )
This paper links incentives posed by Judeo-Christian beliefs to economic behavior. Tests support strength for the links even when likely bias favors the alternative one would otherwise expect. Model results explain why strength of faith is irrelevant to behavior in some belief archetypes but important in others. and offer insight into evidence commonly found elsewhere that believers report greater happiness than non believers.
Keywords: faith, religion, God, donations, charity,
JEL: A1 - General Economics: General
Manuscript Received : Jul 23 2012 Manuscript Accepted : May 28 2013

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