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PROBLEMS OF MODERN ECONOMICS, N 3 (55), 2015
ECONOMICS AND RELIGION
Chikulaeva E. D.
MA, Department of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University

Webers thesis and its economic interpretations (Russia, St. Petersburg)
The article analyzes present-day economic interpretations of Webers thesis, discusses the economic implications of his Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism, and distinguishes similarities and differences in contemporary economic research in this sphere. The author discusses preset-day attempts to return to Webers thesis from the perspective of the human capital, as well as econometric approach that compares labor-based and social ethics in various religious traditions. Thus the article attempts at placing Webers thesis into the context of contemporary economic dimensions
Key words: Max Weber, protestant ethics, human capital, religious traditions
Pages: 387 - 389




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