EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Do you trust me? – Go Fish! A Study on Trust and Fisheries Management

Håkan Eggert (), Mitesh Kataria () and Elina Lampi
Additional contact information
Håkan Eggert: Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University, Postal: P.O. Box 640, SE 40530 GÖTEBORG, Sweden, http://www.economics.gu.se

No 675, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper investigates trust among stakeholders in fisheries management. We asked the general public, environmental bureaucrats, and recreational and commercial fishers whether they believed various stakeholders have sufficient knowledge to take a stance regarding fisheries management issues in a choice experiment they themselves had just been exposed to. We found that the general public and recreational fishers tend to trust bureaucrats to have sufficient knowledge, while bureaucrats distrust the general public. The commercial fishers in our sample deviate from the other respondents with high self-trust and low trust in both the general public and bureaucrats. In addition, bureaucrats tend to think that their colleagues are more knowledgeable than them. When looking at observable characteristics, we find that, regardless of comparison group, males show higher trust in their own knowledge than do females, and those with higher education believe they are more knowledgeable than people in general.

Keywords: Trust; Fisheries Management; Overconfidence; Choice experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2016-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-dcm, nep-exp, nep-res and nep-soc
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations:

Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/2077/48616 (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0675

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Box 640, SE 405 30 GÖTEBORG, Sweden. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ann-Christin Räätäri Nyström ().

 
Page updated 2024-04-21
Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0675