The Neuroeconomics of Distrust: Sex Differences in Behavior and Physiology.

  title={The Neuroeconomics of Distrust: Sex Differences in Behavior and Physiology.},
  author={Paul J. Zak and Karla Borja and William T. Matzner and Robert Kurzban},
  journal={The American economic review},
  volume={95 2},
Trust is an essential component of transactions that occur over time. The amount of trust accorded to others is typically conditioned on multiple factors, including knowledge of the other party, the history of interactions, and the context of exchange. Determining who to trust and who to distrust is especially important in modern societies with largely impersonal exchange (Vernon L. Smith, 2003). In fact, trust is among the strongest predictors of whether a country will successfully develop… 

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