Towards Economic and Theological Ecumenism: A Welcome to the Inaugural Issue

Joost HengstmengelErasmus University Rotterdam / Theological University Kampen Paul van GeestTilburg University / Erasmus University Rotterdam Lans BovenbergTilburg University / Erasmus University Rotterdam Harry CommandeurErasmus University Rotterdam Kees van der KooiVrije Universiteit Amsterdam / Erasmus University Rotterdam Govert BuijsVrije Universiteit Amsterdam Antoinette RijsenbiltErasmus University Rotterdam Bas van OsErasmus University Rotterdam Ard Jan BiemondErasmus University RotterdamContinue reading “Towards Economic and Theological Ecumenism: A Welcome to the Inaugural Issue”

A Contractual Look at the Role of Religion in the Stability of Marriage

Feler BoseSchool of Business and Economics, Indiana University East AbstractThis paper uses a modified contractual model to study the role of religion—via entry and exit costs—in shaping preferences for getting and staying married. The religions that are analyzed are two “collective” religions: Judaism and Christianity. The paper takes a historical and contemporary look at howContinue reading “A Contractual Look at the Role of Religion in the Stability of Marriage”