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Cooperative Membership as a Trust and Trustworthiness Reinforcing Device: Results from a Field Experiment in the Philippines

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  • Leonardo Becchetti
  • Stefano Castriota
  • Pierluigi Conzo

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We test the hypothesis that cooperative membership is a trust and trustworthiness reinforcing device and that, as such, it affects (in a trust game) both trustors' and trustees' transfers and beliefs. In considering trust games played by sugar farmers in the Philippines, we find that (i) cooperative membership induces higher levels of trust and trustworthiness even in non-members because the players' behaviour is influenced by the information about their counterparts' cooperative membership status; (ii) an in-group bias is at work since, contrary to non-members' expectations, the positive affiliation-trustworthiness link works only among cooperative members.

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  • Leonardo Becchetti & Stefano Castriota & Pierluigi Conzo, 2013. "Cooperative Membership as a Trust and Trustworthiness Reinforcing Device: Results from a Field Experiment in the Philippines," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(3), pages 412-425, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:49:y:2013:i:3:p:412-425
    DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2012.729047
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