Does religion affect economic growth and happiness? Evidence from Ramadan

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Filipe R. Campante; David H. Yanagizawa-Drott;

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... View more
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