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