Anti-Western Conspiracy Thinking in China and Russia: Empirical Evidence and its Link to Expectations of Collusion

  title={Anti-Western Conspiracy Thinking in China and Russia: Empirical Evidence and its Link to Expectations of Collusion},
  author={Alexander Libman and Bj{\"o}rn Vollan},
  journal={Homo Oeconomicus},
We report some preliminary evidence on the spread of anti-Western conspiracy thinking in Russia and China as well as on whether it correlates with decisions made in nonpolitical settings. We conduct a survey of students at two universities in Moscow and Beijing, as well as an implement experimental game in which participants make costly decisions as to whether they expect (pairs of) other participants to collude against them. Anti-Western conspiracy thinking is widespread in both countries… 
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