Does the trust game measure trust?

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serval:BIB_E3372010AD33
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Does the trust game measure trust?
Journal
Economics Letters
Author(s)
Brülhart  M., Usunier  J. C.
ISSN
0165-1765
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
115
Number
1
Pages
20-23
Language
english
Abstract
We test whether altruism is a significant confound of observed choices in the standard trust game. We allow for rich and poor trustees and examine whether, consistent with dominant altruism, trustors give more to the poor, or whether, consistent with dominant trust motives, trustors give no more to the poor than to the rich. This test is based on within-treatment and within-subject comparisons. Our results support trust as the dominant motivation for 'trust like' decisions.
Keywords
Trust game, altruism, experimental error
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02/12/2011 18:47
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20/08/2019 17:07
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