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Southern Economic Journal

Social Trust and Patterns of Growth

Journal Article
Bjørnskov, Christian (forthcoming). “Social Trust and Patterns of Growth”. Southern Economic Journal.

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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