Do the reciprocal trust less?

S. Altmann*, T.J. Dohmen, M. Wibral

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Abstract

We study the intrapersonal relationship between trust and reciprocity in a laboratory experiment. Reciprocal subjects trust significantly more than selfish ones. This finding raises questions about theories of social preferences which predict that “fairer” players should trust less.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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