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Trust and reciprocity among Mediterranean countries

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  • Nikolaos Georgantzis

    (LEE & Department of Economics, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)

  • Juan A. Lacomba

    (Department of Economics & GLOBE, University of Granada, Spain)

  • Francisco Lagos

    (Department of Economics & GLOBE, University of Granada, Spain)

  • Juliette Milgram

    (Department of Economics & GLOBE, University of Granada, Spain)

Abstract

This 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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  • Nikolaos Georgantzis & Juan A. Lacomba & Francisco Lagos & Juliette Milgram, 2013. "Trust and reciprocity among Mediterranean countries," Working Papers 2013/09, Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain).
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    Keywords

    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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