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Is competition good for trust? Cross-country evidence using micro-data

  • Fischer, Justina A.V.

This paper empirically analyzes implications of market competition for generalized trust of about 80,000 individuals in about 60 countries. We find that competition amplifies the trust-generating effect of market integration for highly integrated individuals.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 56-59

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:1:p:56-59
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