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New publication in "Voprosy Ekonomiki"

A new article by deputy director of the ICSID E. Borisova, V. Bryzgalin and research fellow of the IIMS I. Levina 'Trust and economic growth: Is there a relation?' was published in the "Voprosy Ekonomiki" (2020, 10)

Abstract: We study the relation between trust and economic growth. We explore the history of the topic and conduct empirical analysis using all the available data from the World Values Survey and the European Values Study, including data for the recent years. We show that results of the classic models that establish positive relation between trust and economic growth do not replicate on the most recent data. Moreover, neither use of alternative indicators of trust, nor dividing the countries into the groups depending on institutional quality yields to the appearance of relation. We discuss possible reasons for the absence of relation between trust and economic growth in the recent years, in particular, the changing role of trust in the modern world, and point to the importance of more detailed exploration of the mechanisms of relation between trust and economic growth.

Full version of the article is avaliable here.