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Do Natural Disasters Affect Trust/Trustworthiness? Evidence from the 2010 Chilean Earthquake

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  • Fleming, David A.
  • Chong, Alberto E.
  • Bejarano, Hernan D.

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A series of trust games were conducted in Chile to analyze whether the past 2010 earthquake affected trust and trustworthiness in rural communities. Results show that trust levels are invariant between villages affected by the earthquake and villages not affected by this shock (control group). However, we find statistical evidence that trustworthiness has diminished in areas affected by the earthquake. Results are relevant for policy regarding aid and recovery of communities affected by these types of disasters.

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Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with number 104522.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea11:104522

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Keywords: Trust games; natural disasters; trustworthiness; Community/Rural/Urban Development; International Development; C93; O13;

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  1. Johnson, Noel D. & Mislin, Alexandra A., 2011. "Trust games: A meta-analysis," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 32(5), pages 865-889.
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