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dc.contributor.authorWahl, Fabianen_US
dc.date.accessioned1012-07-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-20T09:05:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-20T09:05:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:100-opus-7419en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59882-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the connection between legal origins and generalized trust. Based on recent results of institutions and trust research it argues that legal origins and trust are connected via the beliefs of agents. Next, it develops hypotheses about a complex and self-reinforcing causal relation between both. It then shows empirically that indeed, legal origins and contemporary trust are robustly connected with each other. In a next step, it investigates the deep historical roots of trust to construct proxies for historical trust levels in 1500 AD. By making use of the historical trust scores and information about the exogenous or endogenous introduction of legal origins in certain countries it assess some of the claims about causality made before. Here, it found confirming evidence for the propositions of Aghion et al. (2010), namely that (i) countries for which legal origins are endogenous did develop other legal traditions depending on their ex-ante (historical) trust values and (ii) that the effects of an exogenous introduction of legal origins vary depending on ex-ante trust levels.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. Hohenheim, Forschungszentrum Innovation und Dienstleistung Stuttgarten_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFZID Discussion Papers 52-2012en_US
dc.subject.jelD02en_US
dc.subject.jelK40en_US
dc.subject.jelN10en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelZ10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTrusten_US
dc.subject.keywordLegal Originsen_US
dc.subject.keywordColonizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordInstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordCausalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordDeep Rooted Factors of Developmenten_US
dc.titleWhy it matters what people think: Beliefs, legal origins and the deep roots of trusten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn719713285en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fziddp:522012-
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