Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan
Filipe R. Campante
David H. Yanagizawa-Drott
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
Department of Economics | 330 Economics
We study the economic effects of religious practices in the context of the observance of Ramadan fasting, one of the central tenets of Islam. To establish causality, we exploit variation in the length of the fasting period due to the rotating Islamic calendar. We report...