Religion and Development

Kuran, Timur. 2011. The long divergence: How Islamic law held back the Middle East. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Chapter 1

Rebecca Samuel Shah, "Religious Innovation and Economic Empowerment in India: An Empirical Exploration," in Donald A. Yerxa, ed., Religion and Innovation: Antagonists or Partners? (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), pp. 176-193.

Timothy Samuel Shah and Antony Gill (2013) Religious Freedom, Democratization, and Economic Development: A Survey of the Causal Pathways Linking Religious Freedom to Economic Freedom and Prosperity and Political Freedom and Democracy (

Woodberry, Robert (2012) The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy American Political Science Review. Vol. 106, No. 2 May 2012

Wydick, B., Glewwe, P., & Rutledge, L. 2013. “Does international child sponsorship work? A six-country study of impacts on adult life outcomes.” Journal of Political Economy, 121, 2, 393-436.

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