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Grand Transition project

Religious Transition

A brief survey of the project

(1) An Essay on the Religious Transition.
An economic perspective

Latest version July 2017

Papers on cross-country data and theory

(2) The religious transition. A long-run perspective
Public Choice 156, 105-123, 2013
With Erich Gundlach, GIGA IAS and Hamburg University, Germany

Online appendix to the regious transition

(3) An model of the religious transition
Theoretical Economics Letters 2012, 419-22
With Erich Gundlach, GIGA IAS and Hamburg University, Germany
A theoretical explanation of the religious transition
linking it to the theory of economic growth.

Background papers on present Danish data

Church density and the church membership ratio.
The cross-municipal pattern in Denmark, 2nd version 2013

The present churches: Age and size distribution
The data as an Excel file

Papers on Danish long-run time series data

Danish church data on separate page

(4) The political economy of churches in Denmark, 1300-2015
Public Choice 172(3-4), 443-63
With Ella Paldam

(5) An economic perspective on the Reformation
and the downscaling of the Church in Denmark, 1450-1650
Spinn-off paper from previous paper, revised 2022.

(6) The Religious Transtion: Denmark 1750-2015
With Ella Paldam
Previous version presented at the SSSR conference at Newport Beach, LA, 2015,
Present version February 2017

See also:

Papers on the Grand Transition for papers on the Grand Transition