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Is it Protestant Tradition or Current Protestant Population That Affects Corruption?

Economics Letters, 99(1), 59- 92, April 2008

Photo Needed Omer Gokcekus, Ph.D.
School of Diplomacy and International Relations

The percentage of Protestants 100 years ago has a more significant impact on today's level of corruption than the current percentage of Protestants within a country. This supports Williamson (Williamson, O.E., 2000. The new institutional economics: taking stock, looking ahead, Journal of Economic Literature XXXVIII, 595–613)'s claim that religion is at Level-1 of social analysis.


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