Yossef (Yossi) Tobol received his Ph.D. in Economics at Bar-Ilan University (Ramat-Gan, Israel) in 2006. His research interests include issues in behavioral economics, experimental economics, health economics, migration and labor economics. Yossi has published in Journals such as Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review and Journal of Population Economics. He is currently working on Higher Education, public good experiments and on field experiments on honesty.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.
This study presents an evolutionary process of secularization that integrates a theoretical model, simulations, and an empirical estimation that employs data from 32 countries (included in the International Social Survey Program: Religion II – ISSP, 1998). Following Bisin and Verdier (2000, 2001a), it is assumed that cultural/social norms are transmitted...