The Economic Impacts of Altruism , Trust and Reciprocity : An Experimental Approach to Social Capital ¤

@inproceedings{Carter2002TheEI,
  title={The Economic Impacts of Altruism , Trust and Reciprocity : An Experimental Approach to Social Capital ¤},
  author={M. R. Carter and Marco Antonio Garc{\'i}a Castillo},
  year={2002}
}
This paper experimentally measures the ‘social capital’ of altruism, trust and reciprocity and empirically explores the impact of these norms on economic well-being. Using an experimental design that distinguishes trust and reciprocity from altruism, data were collected from individuals in a random sample of South African communities. Analyzed at the… CONTINUE READING