Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Saint-making Fatigue"

Robert Barro, Rachel McCleary, and Alexander McQuoid have a fun and fascinating new article, complete with regressions, on the "Economics of Sainthood" (here). Not surprisingly, they find that the rate of canonization correlates closely with the number of candidates. More interestingly, they find that the rate of canonization falls with the length of a pope's tenure, which is evidence of what they call "saint-making fatigue."

Hat tip: Marginal Revolution

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