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Research on trust attracts many readers


The most downloaded article in the scientific journal Economics Letters is written by Martin Ljunge, IFN. More than 1,500 people have so far downloaded the article published in the first issue of 2014. Ljunge writes about how democracy fosters trust. He has studied trust among second-generation immigrants and correlates it with democracy in the father's country of birth. He notes that democratic institutions have a positive effect on cultural norms, which are important to promote both prosperity and health.

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