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Ökar tillit produktiviteten?

Att tillit människor emellan har många goda konsekvenser är välbelagt i forskningen. En ny studie av Christian Bjørnskov och Pierre-Guillaume Méon, ”The Productivity of Trust”, finner en positiv relation mellan tillit och total faktorproduktivitet (TFP):

This paper consequently looks further into the association between social trust and both the level and the growth of TFP. In doing so, we extend the work of Hall and Jones (1999) and Olson et al. (2001) who respectively showed a positive relationship between institutional quality and both the level and the growth of TFP. In Williamson’s (2000) terms, we therefore take the analysis from the second to the first level of social analysis, the social embeddedness level, where norms, traditions and basic beliefs are located. We first find a clear and robust association between levels of TFP and social trust. We next move on to showing a clear and robust relation between social trust and the growth of TFP. Most of all, we find in both instances that trust affects TFP by increasing the quality of some formal institutions. More precisely, we find the transmission channel of trust to TFP to be property-rights institutions, but not political institutions.

Inte minst det sista resultatet finner jag intressant, att tillit stimulerar en viss typ av institutioner som i sin tur har positiv effekt på produktiviteten.

Written by Niclas Berggren

23 september 2010 den 4:18

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