Does religion affect suicide? This column presents new evidence from 19th century Prussia showing that suicide rates are much higher in Protestant than in Catholic areas, and that this reflects a causal effect of Protestantism. It also suggests that economic modelling can help understand why this is so.
Read it at VOXReligion matters, in life and death
by Sascha O Becker & Ludger Woessmann
Interesting in that this methodology can obviously be extended beyond the specific variable used in this study to determine correspondences between psychology and economic modeling.