Bogdan Tatavura
Bogdan Tatavura
Economist, B.A. from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Management, and historian, B.A. from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of History
The Intersection of Religion and Economic Behaviour

The Intersection of Religion and Economic Behaviour

The World Bank published two years ago a study conducted by two Bulgarian economists, Simeon Djankov and Elena Nikolova, which shows major differences in attitudes toward state authority and the adoption of new ideas between Orthodox, on the one hand, and Catholics and Protestants, on the other hand. Differences in attitudes between Orthodox and Protestant Catholics are rooted in major theological differences between these branches of Christianity. Western Christianity (which gave rise to Catholicism and Protestantism) emphasizes reason, individualism, and questioning authority, while Eastern Christianity is associated with mysticism, affection, and community spirit, with less emphasis on law, reason, and questioning authority. [1]  More


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OEconomica No. 1, 2016