Public Choice

, Volume 142, Issue 3–4, pp 429–436 | Cite as

Interest groups, public choice and the economics of religion

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Abstract

This article reviews Bob Tollison’s conjoint contributions to the burgeoning area of the economics of religion, underscoring his integration of public choice and interest-group themes into the microeconomic analysis of faith-based organizational architecture, institutional decision making and doctrinal innovation. Beginning with study of the medieval Catholic Church, moving forward to the Protestant Reformation and beyond, it supplies a timeline of developments and the major findings of each phase of his research program.

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Economics of religion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsAuburn UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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