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The Economics of Faith: Using an Apocalyptic Prophecy to Elicit Religious Beliefs in the Field

Ned Augenblick, Jesse M. Cunha, Ernesto Dal Bó, Justin M. Rao

NBER Working Paper No. 18641
Issued in December 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Carla Roa and Annika Todd for their generous and invaluable help running the experiment. We would also like to thank Family Radio and the San Francisco Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church for allowing us access to their members. We thank Scott Nicholson, Andy Rose, Noam Yuchtman, and Reed Walker for helpful comments. 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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