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Religious identity and economic behavior

Daniel J. Benjamin

Religious identity and economic behavior

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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StatementDaniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi, Geoffrey W. Fisher
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 15925, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 15925.
ContributionsChoi, James J., Fisher, Geoffrey W., National Bureau of Economic Research
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LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24571443M
LC Control Number2010655969


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Religious Identity and Economic Behavior Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi and Geoffrey Fisher. https://doi Cited by: Religious Identity and Economic Behavior Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi, Geoffrey W. Fisher. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in AprilRevised in January NBER Program(s):Asset Pricing, Labor Studies, Political Economy We randomly vary religious identity salience in laboratory subjects to test how identity salience contributes to six hypothesized links from prior literature.

Religious Identity and Economic Behavior* Daniel J. Benjamin Cornell University, Institute for Social Research, and NBER James J. Choi Yale University and NBER Geoffrey Fisher Cornell University Current draft: Febru Abstract We identify the marginal effect of religious identity on economic choices by measuring how.

Download Citation | Religious Identity and Economic Behavior | Although many scholars (e.g., Weber, ) have hypothesized that religious identity norms affect economic outcomes, empirical tests.

Religious Identity and Economic Behavior* Daniel J. Benjamin Cornell University, Institute for Social Research, and NBER James J.

Choi Yale University and NBER Geoffrey Fisher Cornell University Current draft: May 1, Abstract Although many scholars (e.g., Weber, ) have hypothesized that religious identity norms. D.F. Eickelman, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, ‘Transnational religious identity ’ refers to personal or collective religious identities that transcend enclaves, localities, regions, nations, and states to achieve a wider unity of belief, practice, and community.

The term implies the existence of the nation-state as the principal worldwide form of. Religion can be a central part of one’s identity.

The word religion comes from a Latin word that means “to tie or bind together.” Modern dictionaries define religion as “an organized system of beliefs and rituals centering on a supernatural being or beings.”. behavioral effect of religious norms can be identified by the change in behavior induced by increasing Religious identity and economic behavior book identity salience.

This methodology has previously been used to identify economic effects of racial, ethnic, and gender identity norms by Benjamin, Choi, and Strickland (forthcoming).

Both religious practices and economic behaviour create and sustain intra-group cooperation by providing people with common goals and values. Even if individuals are selfish maximizers of utility, in the end everybody benefits from being part of a cooperative community, the market.

Religious violence is undergoing a revival. The past decade has witnessed a Religious identity and economic behavior book increase in violent sectarian or religious tensions.

These range from Islamic extremists waging global jihad and power struggles between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East to the persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar and outbreaks of violence between Christians and Muslims across Africa.

We find that religious people are less accepting of unethical economic behavior (e.g., tax evasion, bribery) and report more volunteering. They are equally likely as non-religious people to betray trust in an experimental game, where social behavior is unobservable and not directed to a self-selected group of recipients.

Religious Identity and Economic Behavior. Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi, Geoffrey W. Fisher. NBER Working Paper No. Books Recent Books Earlier Books (by decade) Browse books by Series Chapters from Books In Process Free Publications Bulletin on Retirement and Disability.

4 Evelyn Lehrer, “Religion as a Determinant of Economic and Demographic Behavior in the United States,” Population and Development Review (December ).

5 Michael J. Donahue and Peter L. Benson, “Religion and the Well-Being of Adolescents,” Journal of Social Issues (Summer ). Three new books offer some insights into why. such as higher economic status, religious faith, and political ideology itself.

Political Behavior as Cultural Identity. A Christian’s behavior is connected to his/her new identity, and God works in the Christian to make their identity the “same as Christ” (i.e., Christlike) in their mind, will, emotions, and behavior.

A Christian can stand confident knowing their identity is not found in how they described themselves in their former life, but is found in. Religious Identity and Economic Behavior Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi, and Geoffrey W.

Fisher NBER Working Paper No. AprilRevised January   Religion is probably the strongest belief system that has existed for thousands of years. In many ways, it is a code of conduct, a rule book that allows believers to function in a non-primitive or cultured manner. The earliest forms of religion were established to facilitate social bonding.

We randomly vary religious identity salience in laboratory subjects to test how identity effects contribute to the impact of religion on economic behavior. We find that religious identity salience causes Protestants to increase contributions to public goods.

Catholics decrease contributions to public goods, expect others to contribute less to. In short, the religious gap in party identification has persisted over nearly seven years. These data are based on Gallup Daily tracking samples of approximat interviews per month from toper month in to About Half of Very Religious.

Religion and identity The interplay between religion and identity has been a core theme in the sociology of religion since the classical period, although it is not always described in those terms. In an era of globalization and cross-cultural awareness, an interest in the relationship between economics and religion, politics, and social behavior is alive and well.

In particular, the Islamic economy has become a focal point of interest for economists and government leaders around the world interested in understanding the relationship. Hindu is the geographical, cultural and metaphysical identity of the people of the land. It’s neither a religion nor a nation-state.

The people of America are called as Americans, Japan as. The Economics of Violence is an exciting new book from an established and important voice in national security.' Senator Connie Mack, III 'This is a valuable book that should set records straight about stereotypes, identity, politics, and misleading assumptions.

both religious identity and outcomes were made by Smith and Sikkink, who suggest that HTR may sanction certain behavior and stigmatize forms of dress and leisure activities, while maintaining strict codes of religious and cultural conformity (Iannaccone ).

In essence, high tension religion constructs a sub-culture based on collective iden. Muzna Fatima Alvi discusses her dissertation research on the effects of ethnic and religious identity on economic outcomes in various communities in India, and for Muslim women in particular.

Her empirical analysis to date finds religious identity to be a critical determinant of economic. Many do not realize or simply resist the idea that religion is a key contributor to a consumer's core values, which then contribute to consumption decisions, voting practices, reaction to pro-social messages and public policy, as well as donating behavior.

The field of behavioral economics discusses how various social and cognitive factors. Protestant Economic History,” Quarterly Journal of Economics (2), Bhalotra, Sonia, Guilhem Cassan, Irma Clots-Figueras, and Lakshmi Iyer.

“Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Chen, Daniel and Susan Yeh. Benabou and Tirole () propose an elaborate theory of identity and moral behavior where one application is related to taboos and investments in a moral identity that avoids rational reflection on certain questions.

None of these studies, however, have combined the analysis of religious beliefs with individual leisure choice in order to. The studies addressed value differences associated with religion and occupation, identity tensions, unmet expectations and the connection of religious identity to wellbeing and work outcomes.

London School of Economics and Political Science: Expressing religious identity. Critically, our political beliefs are shaped by whichever identity is salient at a certain point in time, and this depends on external circumstances. In our paper we explore the implications of this insight.

We show that economic change causes new sources of conflict to become salient, in. This chapter concerns the behavioral economics of religion. Themes considered include how religion potentially shapes individual preferences, the possible implications of religious affiliation for interaction within and between social groups, and the religious institution as a unit of the economy at large.

This chapter is written with three main purposes in mind. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 81(1):Judicial Ingroup Bias in the Shadow of Terrorism (with Asaf Zussman). Quarterly Journal of Economics, (3):Media: Science (Editor's Choice), WSJ; Online appendix; Social Identity and Preferences over Redistribution (with Esteban Klor).

Current research shows that while not the root cause of political conflict, religion is one identity type that individuals may choose to activate in their “identity repertoire” (Chandrap) and one dimension of identity that political entrepreneurs seek to mobilize among their constituency (Birnir and Satana forthcoming; McCauley ; Posner ).

Religious Identity and Economic Behavior. Publication Date. October, Document Number. R Related People. Daniel Benjamin. We find using laboratory experiments that primes that make religion salient cause subjects to identify more with their religion and affect their economic choices.

The effect on choices varies by religion. For. Claims that religion can influence ethical behavior in business are plausible to many people but problematic in light of existing research.

Our analysis indicates that religious role expectations, internalized as a religious self-identity, can influence ethical behavior.

However, relationships of religious role expectations to behavior are. Religious identity is a specific type of identity ularly, it is the sense of group membership to a religion and the importance of this group membership as it pertains to one's ous identity is not necessarily the same as religiousness or gh these three terms share a commonality, religiousness and religiosity refer to both the value of.

Culture and Identity engages students with autobiographical stories that show the intersections of culture as part of identity formation. The easy-to-read stories centered on such themes as race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and disability tell the real-life struggles with identity development, life events, family relationships, and family history.

Religious economy refers to religious persons and organizations interacting within a market framework of competing groups and ideologies.

An economy makes it possible for religious suppliers to meet the demands of different religious consumers. By offering an array of religions and religious products, a competitive religious economy stimulates such activity in a market-type setting.

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Resolution on religious, religion-based and/or religion- derived prejudice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Bartoli, E. & Gillem, A. Continuing to depolarize the debate on sexual orientation and religion: Identity and the therapeutic process. As a social identity anchored in a system of guiding beliefs and symbols, religion ought to serve a uniquely powerful function in shaping psychological and social processes.

Religious identification offers a distinctive “sacred” worldview and “eternal” group membership, unmatched by identification with other social groups.

My newly published book Religious Identity in US Politics explains why religious social identity is different from religious affiliation and applies this conceptualization of religion to a number of important puzzles in American politics.

For example, the book shows that although the major political parties in America count on the support of.