Measuring Trust

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Title: Measuring Trust
Author: Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Laibson, David I.; Scheinkman, Jose A.; Soutter, Christine L.

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Citation: Glaeser, Edward, David Laibson, Jose Scheinkman, and Christine Soutter. 2000. Measuring trust. Quarterly Journal of Economics 115(3): 811-846.
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Abstract: We combine two experiments and a survey to measure trust and trustworthiness—two key components of social capital. Standard attitudinal survey questions about trust predict trustworthy behavior in our experiments much better than they predict trusting behavior. Trusting behavior in the experiments is predicted by past trusting behavior outside of the experiments. When individuals are closer socially, both trust and trustworthiness rise. Trustworthiness declines when partners are of different races or nationalities. High status individuals are able to elicit more trustworthiness in others.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/003355300554926
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