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Identifying In-Group and Out-Group Effects in the Trust Game

  • Alexander Smith

Abstract

This paper presents an experiment measuring how lab-induced group identity affects trust and trustworthiness in a repeated trust game with random matching. Identity had positive in-group and negative out-group effects on trust. However, the in-group effect was small and statistically insignificant, while the out-group effect was large. Trustworthiness was determined mainly by reciprocity effects.

Published Online: 2011-6-18

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