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Trust and growth: A shaky relationship
Ratio Institute.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
2008 (English)In: Empirical Economics, ISSN 0377-7332, E-ISSN 1435-8921, Vol. 35, no 2, 251-274 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We conduct an extensive robustness analysis of the relationship between trust and growth by investigating a later time period and a bigger sample than in previous studies. In addition to robustness tests that focus on model uncertainty, we systematize the investigation of outlier influence on the results by using the robust estimation technique Least Trimmed Squares. We find that when outliers (especially China) are removed, the trust-growth relationship is no longer robust. On average, the trust coefficient is half as large as in previous findings.

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2008. Vol. 35, no 2, 251-274 p.
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Growth, Outliers, Robustness, Social capital, Trust
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-108536DOI: 10.1007/s00181-007-0158-xISI: 000258958800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-108536DiVA: diva2:236222
Available from: 2009-09-21 Created: 2009-09-21 Last updated: 2013-08-06

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