Citizens’ trust in government and their willingness-to-pay
AbstractWe employ the Hicksian compensating variation and a citizen’s subjective perspective on trustworthiness of government, and draw a positive association between citizens’ trust in government and their willingness-to-pay. Our finding suggests that public projects can be hindered by prevailing distrust toward government.
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Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Trust; Credibility; Willingness-to-pay;
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