research product . 2012

Social capital formation across space: proximity and trust in European regions

Fazio Giorgio; Lavecchia Luciano;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Working Papers 2012_07,Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow
An extensive economics and regional science literature has discussed the importance of social capital for economic growth and development. Yet what social capital is and how it is formed are elusive issues which require further investigation. Here we refer to social capital in terms of “civic capital” and “good culture” as rephrased by Guiso Sapienza and Zingales (2010) and Tabellini (2010). The accumulation of this kind of capital allows the emerging of regional informal institutions which may help explaining differences in regional development. In this paper we take a regional perspective and use exploratory space and space time methods to assess whether geogr...
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  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: 10FI13_139520
  • Funding stream: Infrastructure | Research Infrastructure
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