Does more religion equal less innovation? IMT Professors gain international attention in a new paper in the National Bureau of Economic Research

27 April 2015
IMT Professors Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni ? along with Princeton?s Roland Bénabou ? tackle the fascinating topic of religion and its effects on innovation in their new paper entitled ?Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth?. The paper, recently published in the National Bureau of Economic Research, has garnered significant international attention, including an article in the Wall Street Journal (see link below). The data that the paper presents suggests that the most religious countries typically are less innovative, although the authors ?are careful to note that their paper isn?t insisting that religion impedes economic growth or economic growth impedes religion?. The full paper can be downloaded (non-subscribers to the National Bureau of Economic Research are subject to a small charge) here: