The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States
AbstractTo trust is to risk. When we lend someone money, we make ourselves vulnerable, hoping or expecting that the borrower will reward our trust and return the money at a later stage, possibly with interest or a reciprocal favor added. This paper examines whether willingness to trust follows the same logic, that is, whether it responds to changes in the expected value of trusting, much like willingness to take risk responds to changes in the expected value of risk taking in various countries of the Arab Middle East, namely, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and in the United States.
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- Bohnet, Iris & Herrmann, Benedikt & Al-Ississ, Mohamad & Robbett, Andrea & Khalid, Al-Yahia & Zeckhauser, Richard Jay, 2010. "The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States," Scholarly Articles 4449094, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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