NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Religious Identity and Economic Behavior

Daniel J. Benjamin, James J. Choi, Geoffrey W. Fisher

NBER Working Paper No. 15925
Issued in April 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Azim Shariff and Ara Norenzayan for sharing with us the religious identity priming instrument. For helpful comments and suggestions, we are grateful to Daniel Chen, Stefano DellaVigna, Kirabo Jackson, Sendhil Mullainathan, Ted O'Donoghue, participants at the NBER's Economics of Religion Conference and UC Santa Barbara's Behavioral/Experimental Economics Conference, and seminar participants at Maryland, Chapman, UNSW, ANU, Melbourne, Hebrew, Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion, and Bar-Ilan. We thank Mario Basora, Maria Bodiu, Kristen Cooper, Evan Buntrock, Jim Casteleiro, John Farragut, Isabel Fay, Rebecca Friedman, Joshua Funt, Arjun Gokhale, Jesse Gould, Rebecca Hausner, Ben Hebert, Liying Huang, Ahmed Jaber, Bige Kahraman, Anqi Kang, Philip Kauders, June Kim, Xiaoying Lin, Michael Luo, Max Mihm, Gregory Muenzen, Christopher Nieves, Collin Raymond, Alex Rees-Jones, John Schemitsch, Nathaniel Schorr, Dennis Shiraev, Nichole Szembrot, Russell Toth, Elizabeth Truax, and Ryan Yamada for their research assistance. We thank the National Institute on Aging (grants P30-AG012810 and P01-AG005842) for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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