Do the Reciprocal Trust Less?
10 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2007
Date Written: August 2007
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.
Keywords: trust, reciprocity, social preferences, fairness, laboratory experiment
JEL Classification: C91, D63
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