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dc.contributor.authorEtang, Alvinen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Daviden_NZ
dc.contributor.authorKnowles, Stephenen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:06:45Z
dc.date.copyright2009-07-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationEtang, A., Fielding, D., & Knowles, S. (2009). Does trust extend beyond the village? Experimental trust and social distance in Cameroon (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 907). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1140en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1140
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we use experimental data collected in rural Cameroon to quantify the effect of social distance on trust and altruism. Our measure of social distance is one that is relevant to everyday economic interactions: subjects in a Trust Game play with fellow villagers or with someone from a different village. We find that Senders in a Trust Game pass significantly more money to Recipients from their own village than to Recipients from a different village. To test for the possibility that Senders are motivated by unconditional kindness, they also play a Triple Dictator Game. We find that Senders pass significantly more money on average in the Trust Game than in the Triple Dictator Game, confirming that transfers in the Trust Game are partly motivated by Trust. However, there is also a social distance effect in the Triple Dictator Game, and around one third of the social distance effect in the Trust Game is due to greater unconditional kindness to fellow villagers. Results from a Risk Game suggest that Trust Game transfers are uncorrelated with attitudes to risk.en_NZ
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dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectExperimenten_NZ
dc.subjectTrust Gameen_NZ
dc.subjectDictator Gameen_NZ
dc.subjectRisk Gameen_NZ
dc.subjectSocial distanceen_NZ
dc.subjectCameroonen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHC Economic History & Conditionsen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleDoes trust extend beyond the village? Experimental trust and social distance in Cameroonen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages39en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-06-01 21:27:48en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints906en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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