To trust or not to trust: cognitive reflection in trust game

Corgnet, Brice and Espín, Antonio M. and Hernán-González, Roberto and Kujal, Praveen and Rassenti, Stephen (2015) To trust or not to trust: cognitive reflection in trust game. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics . ISSN 2214-8043 (Published online first)

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We present results from two studies that show a positive relation between cognitive reflection and trusting behavior, but no significant relation with trustworthy behavior. Our finding holds regardless of individual distributional social preferences and risk aversion. Our results add to a growing body of literature that illustrates the role of cognitive ability in helping explain outcomes in economic experiments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Available online 26 October 2015
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 18809
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Depositing User: Praveen Kujal
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 11:37
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 08:12

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