publication . Article . Preprint . 2013

Proximity and Trust in European Regions

Giorgio Fazio; Luciano Lavecchia;
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  • Published: 13 May 2013 Journal: International Regional Science Review, volume 36, pages 296-321 (issn: 0160-0176, eissn: 1552-6925, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
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 and Tabellini. The accumulation of this kind of capital allows the emerging of regional informal institutions, which may help explaining differences in regional development. In this article, we take a regional perspective and use exploratory space and space–time methods to assess whether g...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social Capital; Generalized Trust; European Social Survey; Spatial Dynamics; ESTDA, General Social Sciences, General Environmental Science, Economic system, Economics, Social status, Social mobility, Social capital, Econometrics, Social reproduction, Economic capital, Individual capital, Financial capital, Economic geography, Means of production, jel:R1, jel:Z13, jel:C31, jel:F02
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2013

Proximity and Trust in European Regions

Giorgio Fazio; Luciano Lavecchia;