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    • Protestantism and Human Capital in Guatemala and the Republic of Korea 

      McCleary, Rachel M. (2013)
      Protestant missions from the United States entered the Republic of Korea and Guatemala at the same time (1884 and 1882, respectively). Yet, their impact on human capital has been divergent. The analysis presented in this ...
    • Religion and Economic Growth across Countries 

      Barro, Robert; McCleary, Rachel (American Sociological Association, 2003)
      Empirical research on the determinants of economic growth typically neglects the influence of religion. To fill this gap, this study uses international survey data on religiosity for a broad panel of countries to investigate ...
    • Religion and Political Economy in an International Panel 

      Barro, Robert; McCleary, Rachel (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2002)
      Economic and political developments affect religiosity, and the extent of religious participation and beliefs influence economic performance and political institutions. We study these two directions of causation in a broad ...
    • Which Countries Have State Religions? 

      Barro, Robert; McCleary, Rachel (Published for Harvard University by the MIT Press, 2005)
      Among 188 countries, 72 had no state religion in 2000, 1970, and 1900; 58 had a state religion throughout; and 58 had 1 or 2 transitions. We use a Hotelling spatial competition model to analyze the likelihood that the ...