Formation of sects in a religious market
作者: Bukin, KirillLevin, Mark
刊名: Russian Journal of Economics, 2018, Vol.4 , pp.386-396
来源数据库: Redaktsiya zhurnala Voprosy Ekonomiki
DOI: 10.3897/j.ruje.4.33622
关键词: Religious marketstrictness of a denominationnon-religious communitysect.
原始语种摘要: This paper is an extension of the recent work by the authors where a simplifying assumption of no costs of entry to the religious market was set. In the present paper, the religious market is regulated in the sense that a sect in order to establish itself in a market has to bear costs of entry. In the case of one official denomination the strict sect attracts less flock, and the monopoly church will acquire more church-goers and even marginally religious people will hesitate between joining the church and staying nonreligious. In case of prohibitively high costs the sect will shrink to zero and the church will take control over almost all population with the remaining small group of nonbelievers. A comparative statics problem in the case of the two official churches was also considered....
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  • market 市场
  • religious 宗教
  • costs 费用
  • monopoly 独家经营
  • costly 昂贵的
  • entry 入口
  • denomination 命名
  • church 教堂
  • emergence 上升
  • problem 题目