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The economics of missionary expansion: evidence from Africa and implications for development

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One of the most powerful cultural transformations in modern history has been the dramatic expansion of Christianity outside Europe. Recent, yet extensive, literature uses Christian missions established during colonial times as a source of exogenous variation to study the long-term effects of religion, human capital and culture in Africa, the Americas and Asia. We argue that the endogeneity of missionary expansion may be underestimated, thus questioning the lin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Editor
Publisher:
Centre for the Study of African Economies Publisher's website
Volume:
2018
Issue:
7
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Host title:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2018-07-05
Source identifiers:
910648
Paper number:
2018
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pubs:910648
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uuid:144398ad-e989-48e0-a1e6-39e3866541be
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pubs:910648
Deposit date:
2018-08-28

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