Group identity and betrayal: decomposing trust

Maria Polipciuc

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Betrayal aversion is an important factor in the decision to trust. Trust in members of one’s own social group (ingroup members) is often higher than that in members of other groups (outgroup members). In this paper, I study (i) how betrayal aversion contributes to in-/outgroup discrimination in trust and (ii) how this contribution evolves as social groups solidify.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherMaastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2022

Publication series

SeriesGSBE Research Memoranda

JEL classifications

  • c72 - Noncooperative Games
  • c91 - Design of Experiments: Laboratory, Individual
  • j15 - "Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination"
  • j16 - "Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination"


  • Trust
  • betrayal aversion
  • social identity
  • experiment

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