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Important readings

Algann, Y., Cahuc, P. (2010). Inherited Trust and Growth. American Economic Review, 100(5): 2060–92.

This paper develops a new method to uncover the causal e¤ect of trust on economic growth, by...

Bjørnskov, C. (2008). Social Trust and Fractionalization: A Possible Reinterpretation. European Sociological Review 24 (3): 271-283.

This paper takes a closer look at the importance of fractionalization for the creation of social...

Costa, D., Kahn, M. (2003). Cowards and Heroes: Group Loyalty in the American Civil War. Quarterly Journal of Economics. 118 (2): 519-548

What motivated men to risk death in the most horrific war in U.S. history when pay was low and...

Leigh, A. (2004). Does Equality Lead to Fraternity? Harvard University, PhD Thesis

Andrew Leigh Chapter 2 of a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the...

Tesei, A. (2012). Racial Fragmentation, Income Inequality and Social Capital: New Evidence from the US

Existing studies of social capital formation in US metropolitan areas have found that social...

Pervaiz, Z., Chaudhary A R, van Staveren, I. (2013). Diversity, Inclusiveness and Social Cohesion. ISD Working Paper 2013-1.

This study aims to investigate the role of diversity (ethnic, linguistic and religious) and social...

Reading list archive

Bjørnskov, C. (2006). Determinants of generalized trust: A cross-country comparison. Public Choice 130 (1), 1-21.

The paper explores the determinants of generalized trust across countries. The findings suggest...

Bowles, S., Gintis, H. (2004). The Evolution of Strong Reciprocity: Cooperation in Heterogeneous Populations. Theoretical Population Biology 65, 17-28

How do human groups maintain a high level of cooperation despite a low level of genetic relatedness...

Corneo, G., Neher, F. (2012). Income Inequality and Self-Reported Values. Discussion Paper SFB/TR 15 N. 382

This paper offers a comprehensive econometric investigation of the impact of income inequality on...

Frey, B. S., Meier, S. (2004). Pro-social behavior in a natural setting. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 54, 65–88

Empirical evidence is provided for the importance of pro-social behavior of individuals in an...

Leigh, A. (2006). Trust, Inequality and Ethnic Heterogeneity. Economic Record 82 (258), 268-280.

Using a large Australian social survey, combined with precise data on neighbourhood characteristics...

Uslaner, E. M. (2000). The Moral Foundations of Trust. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The book is a study of the moral foundations of trust in other people, distinguishing between...

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