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Southern Economic Journal

Social Trust and Patterns of Growth

Journal Article
Reference
Bjørnskov, Christian (forthcoming). “Social Trust and Patterns of Growth”. Southern Economic Journal. doi.org/10.1002/soej.12590

Author
Christian Bjørnskov

The association between social trust and economic growth is well-documented but how it works remains an open theoretical and empirical question. The paper uses growth accounting to break down sources of growth in a panel of 64 countries. It finds that social trust predominantly affects long-run growth by affecting the growth of productivity.

Christian Bjørnskov

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