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How do we choose whom to trust? The effect of social networks on trust

Federica Alberti, Anna Conte (), Daniela Di Cagno () and Emanuela Sciubba ()

No 2020-02, Working Papers in Economics & Finance from University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, Economics and Finance Subject Group

Abstract: Our social lives are governed by trust. But how do we choose whom to trust? In this work, based on a laboratory experiment, we explore whether building relationships in a social network increases individuals' level of trust. We find that social interactions direct trust, but their impulse is not sufficiently strong to result beneficial.

Keywords: Social network; Trust; Lab experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C91 C92 D82 D85 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37
Date: 2020-01-24
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp, nep-gth, nep-net, nep-pay and nep-soc
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