Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Discussion Paper Series in Economics,
Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Economics

No 1/2012: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism the Haugian Way.

Ola H. Grytten ()
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Ola H. Grytten: Dept. of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Postal: NHH , Department of Economics, Helleveien 30, N-5045 Bergen, Norway

Abstract: On the basis of availabale sources the present paper seeks to map entrepreneural industrial activities the Norwegian puritan revivalist Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was involved in and quantify his financial activities. It also tries to map entrepreneural activities by his followers. The paper concludes that these activities must have played a decisive role for the economic development in Norway during the nineteenth century.

Keywords: Norwegian puritan revivalist Hans Nielsen Hauge; entrepreneural industrial activities.

JEL-codes: N23; N33; N63; N83; O14; O16

30 pages, April 2, 2012

Price: 2012-02-02

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