Are some religions friendlier to economic growth than others? Do religions influence our economic thoughts and attitudes? Is there a relationship between tolerance of immigrants and religion? Did you think these questions are a waste of time? So did I, until I read People’s Opium? Religion and Economic Attitudes, a paper by three economists, Luigi Guiso, Paola Sapienza and Luigi Zingales.
Opinion in The Indian Express, July 24, 2006