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Trust and Economic Growth: Conflicting Results between Cross-Sectional and Panel Analysis

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  • Roth, Felix

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This paper examines the relationship between trust and economic growth. With the help of panel data I conclude that economic growth is negatively related to an increase in trust. My result is contrary to works taking a cross section design in which trust is positively related to growth. The relationship is tested in the context of EU countries, OECD countries, transition countries and developing countries. Interpersonal trust and systemic trust is differentiated.

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  • Roth, Felix, 2006. "Trust and Economic Growth: Conflicting Results between Cross-Sectional and Panel Analysis," Ratio Working Papers 102, The Ratio Institute, revised 15 Nov 2006.
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    1. Pisani, Elena & Franceschetti, G. & Secco, L. & Da Re, R., 2014. "Trust in the LEADER approach: the case study of the Veneto region in Italy," 2014 Third Congress, June 25-27, 2014, Alghero, Italy 197453, Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA).

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    Keywords

    Social Capital; Trust; Economic Growth; Panel Analyis;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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