Trust, Values and False Consensus

Research, Preprint OPEN
Butler, Jeffrey V.; Giuliano, Paola; Guiso, Luigi;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/iere.12125
  • Subject: trust | trust, trustworthiness, culture, false consensus | A12 | false consensus | Test | culture; false consensus; trust; trustworthiness | D1 | A1 | Vertrauen | trustworthiness | culture | Z1 | Wahrnehmung | Spieltheorie | Soziale Werte
    • jel: jel:A12 | jel:Z1 | jel:D01 | jel:D1 | jel:A1
      ddc: ddc:330

Trust beliefs are heterogeneous across individuals and, at the same time, persistent across generations. We investigate one mechanism yielding these dual patterns: false consensus. In the context of a trust game experiment, we show that individuals extrapolate from thei... View more
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