Social Distance and Trust : Experimental Evidence from a Slum in Cairo

@inproceedings{Fehr2013SocialDA,
  title={Social Distance and Trust : Experimental Evidence from a Slum in Cairo},
  author={Christine Binzel Dietmar Fehr},
  year={2013}
}
  • Christine Binzel Dietmar Fehr
  • Published 2013
Social Distance and Trust: Experimental Evidence from a Slum in Cairo While strong social ties help individuals cope with missing institutions, trade is essentially limited to those who are part of the social network. We examine what makes the decision to trust a stranger different from the decision to trust a member of a given social network (a friend), by comparing the determinants of these two decisions for the same individual. We implement a binary trust game with hidden action in a lab-in… CONTINUE READING