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How Religion Influences Economic Development: A Case on Romania

  • Urs Hauenstein
  • Adrian Cioara
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Abstract

This article intends to study the effect of culture on economy in Romania, observed at the county level. Culture will be defined as common shared values that are derived from religious views, and economy will be understood through macroeconomic indicators such as GDP per capita, unemployment rate, average net wage, and poverty. The objective of this article is to explore whether there is a correlation between the values of the most important religions in Romania and the development of each county. Besides studying the current religious data, the article will present a brief history of Romania showing the major religions that influenced the country’s main historical regions.

Keywords

Economic development Religion Cultural values Romania 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.President of the International Council ICLGEM SolothurnCH / Honorary Fellow of CGLGR at Leeds Business SchoolCH-SolothurnUK
  2. 2.Emanuel University of OradeaOradeaRomania

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