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Tropic Trust versus Nordic Trust Experimental Evidence from Tanzania and Sweden

Holm, Jerker LU and Danielson, Anders LU (2005) In Economic Journal 115(503). p.505-532
Abstract
Undergraduates in Tanzania and Sweden participated in one Trust game, one Dictator game, and answered a standard set of survey questions relating to trust. In both countries we detected a strong and significant relation between Dictator donations and proportions returned in Trust games, indicating that unconditional distribution preferences matter in Trust game behaviour. In Sweden incentive compatible evaluations of unrevealed Dictator donations significantly predicted the amount sent in Trust games. The predictive power of survey trust questions differed between countries: a plausible relation between survey trust and trust behaviour was found in Sweden but not in Tanzania.
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10.1111/j.1468-0297.2005.00998.x
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  abstract     = {Undergraduates in Tanzania and Sweden participated in one Trust game, one Dictator game, and answered a standard set of survey questions relating to trust. In both countries we detected a strong and significant relation between Dictator donations and proportions returned in Trust games, indicating that unconditional distribution preferences matter in Trust game behaviour. In Sweden incentive compatible evaluations of unrevealed Dictator donations significantly predicted the amount sent in Trust games. The predictive power of survey trust questions differed between countries: a plausible relation between survey trust and trust behaviour was found in Sweden but not in Tanzania.},
  author       = {Holm, Jerker and Danielson, Anders},
  issn         = {1468-0297},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {503},
  pages        = {505--532},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Economic Journal},
  title        = {Tropic Trust versus Nordic Trust Experimental Evidence from Tanzania and Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2005.00998.x},
  volume       = {115},
  year         = {2005},
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