Year of Graduation
Cultural Determinants of Government Regulation
Economics: Research Programme
This work belongs to the economics of religion, relatively new discipline in economics. On the Russian data we study how at the individual level faith and churchedness influence attitude to government intervention. We find out that faith is negatively correlated with the choice of economic path and churchedness is negatively correlated with support of security checks for business. We also provide specification with instrumental variables and confirm our findings for churchedness. This work may be useful for the economists studying the cultural determinants of economic indicators, as well as for political scientists who study the causes of the demand for intervention.