Predestination and the protestant ethic

Larbi Alaoui, Alvaro Sandroni

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Abstract

This paper relates the secular premise that accumulating wealth is a moral obligation and the religious dogma that salvation is immutable and preordained by God. It thus formalizes Weber's renowned thesis on the connection between the worldly asceticism of Protestants and the religious doctrines of Calvinism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-76
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of the European Economic Association
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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