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dc.contributor.authorGonzález Ruiz, Susana
dc.contributor.otherMatallín Sáez, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Jaume I. Departament de Finances i Comptabilitat
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T07:39:28Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T07:39:28Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/175700
dc.descriptionTreball Final de Grau en Finances i Comptabilitat. Codi: FC1049. Curs: 2017/2018
dc.description.abstractSince around 84% of the world population is affiliated to a religion, it is sensible to think that religion exerts a profound influence on the economy. The purpose of this paper is to compile the extant literature on religion and its effect on the economy, so that it can be established whether religion is determinant in shaping financial economics. One key finding of this study is that firms located in highly religious areas are not likely to behave unethically, they appear to have less accounting risk, a lower likelihood of fraudulent accounting, and are less prone to tax sheltering. When it comes to investments, both religious and non-religious people prefer financial criteria instead of socially responsible investment criteria. However, in religions that unethical investments are frown upon, such as Islam, the influence of religiosity on investments is more noticeable. Another result of this work is that adherents to a religion seem to be more risk-averse than non-religious, even though attitudes towards gambling are different among religions. Religion does seem to impact the economy, and by extension, financial economics. Yet, in terms of corporate governance, financial investments, and entrepreneurship, just to name a few, it remains a daunting task for scholars to isolate the variables that do relate to religion, which is essential for measuring its influence.ca_CA
dc.format.extent61 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherUniversitat Jaume Ica_CA
dc.subjectGrau en Finances i Comptabilitatca_CA
dc.subjectGrado en Finanzas y Contabilidadca_CA
dc.subjectBachelor's Degree in Finance and Accountingca_CA
dc.subjectreligionca_CA
dc.subjectfinancial economicsca_CA
dc.subjectinvestmentca_CA
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipca_CA
dc.subjectattitudes to riskca_CA
dc.subjectstocksca_CA
dc.titleThe impact of religion on financial economics: a literature reviewca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesisca_CA
dc.educationLevelEstudios de Gradoca_CA
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_CA


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