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Do the reciprocal trust less?

Steffen Altmann (), Thomas Dohmen () and Matthias Wibral

Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 99, issue 3, 454-457

Abstract: We study the intrapersonal relationship between trust and reciprocity in a laboratory experiment. Reciprocal subjects trust significantly more than selfish ones. This finding raises questions about theories of social preferences which predict that "fairer" players should trust less.

Date: 2008
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