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Trust and Quality of Growth: A Note

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  • Simplice A. Asongu

    (African Governance and Development Institute,Yaoundé, Cameroon)

  • Rangan Gupta

    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

Abstract

The transition from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has substantially shifted the policy debate from growth to inclusive growth. In this short note, we revisit the trust-growth nexus by exploiting a dataset on quality of growth (QG), recently made available to the scientific community. The empirical evidence is based on interactive contemporary and non-contemporary quantile regressions. Inequality and human development modifying variables are used as additional controls. The findings broadly support the positive role of trust in QG. In addition, relatively high thresholds of inequality are needed to change this positive trust-QG nexus in some distributions.

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  • Simplice A. Asongu & Rangan Gupta, 2015. "Trust and Quality of Growth: A Note," Working Papers 201541, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pre:wpaper:201541
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    Trust; Inclusive Growth; Conditional Effects;
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    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • 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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