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The Sensitive Nature of Social Trust to Intelligence

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  • Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
  • Asongu, Simplice
  • Azia-Dimbu, Florentin

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This study investigates the relationship between social trust and intelligence. The extreme bound analysis of Levine and Renelt is employed to directly assess the strength of the nexus. The findings confirm the positive and robust nexus between social trust and intelligence. We have contributed to the literature by confirming that the previously established positive linkage between intelligence and trust is not statistically fragile. In fact the nexus withstands further empirical scrutiny with more robust empirical strategies.

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  • Kodila-Tedika, Oasis & Asongu, Simplice & Azia-Dimbu, Florentin, 2016. "The Sensitive Nature of Social Trust to Intelligence," MPRA Paper 70523, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Trust; Intelligence; Human Capital; Extreme Bound Analysis;
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    JEL classification:

    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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