Trust and reciprocity among Mediterranean countries
AbstractThis article examines an intra- and international trust game experiment among Moroccan, French and Spanish subjects. Before making each decision, participants were informed on the nationality of their partner. We find that, overall, subjects from Morocco exhibited a higher level of trust. Furthermore, they were found to trust French subjects more than those from Spain. Regarding reciprocal behavior, subjects from Spain were the least trustworthy. Apart from this, we do not observe any discriminatory patterns from or towards any country.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) in its series Working Papers with number 2013/09.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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trust; reciprocity; trust game; cross-country; experiment;
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- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
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- NEP-ALL-2013-08-05 (All new papers)
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- NEP-EUR-2013-08-05 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-EVO-2013-08-05 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2013-08-05 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2013-08-05 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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