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BlogBeyond lockdown: rebuilding the social contract
Continued lockdown measures are straining the social contract between citizens and governments...social unrest lockdown measures lockdown policies
Journal ArticleThe effects of trust and land administration on economic outcomes: Evidence from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeTrust Agricultural industries Land rights
Working PaperTrust in the time of corona
The global spread of COVID-19 is one of the largest threats to people and governments since the Second World War...COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
Working PaperAfrica’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
The primary policy response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in high-income countries has been to lock down large sections of the population...COVID-19 lockdown measures lockdown policies
Project workshopInequality and governance in unstable democracies – the mediating role of trust: 2nd Annual Workshop
More than 30 participants attended the 2nd annual workshop for ‘Trust and Governance’ project, held virtually on the 16th and 17th April 2020. The workshop was initially set to be held in Colombia but had to be moved to a virtual...
Working PaperRiots and social capital in urban India
This paper explores the relationship between household exposure to riots and social capital in urban India using a panel dataset collected by the authors in the state of Maharashtra...Riots Social capital (Sociology) Trust
Working PaperKey behavioural characteristics of small-business owners: A lab-in-the-field experiment in Myanmar
This study investigates the role of owners’ personal preferences and behaviour in determining the success of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises using a lab-in-the-field experiment with small-business owners in Myanmar...Entrepreneurship Risk-taking Trust
ProjectInequality and governance in unstable democracies - the mediating role of trust
Theme: Current programmeGovernance Trust Economic inequality
Working PaperHow does joint evolution of social trust and land administration shape economic outcomes?: Evidence from Vietnam
This paper examines how the interaction of social trust and institutions, such as land administration, affects household economic decisions in Vietnam...Trust Agricultural industries Land rights
Working PaperWho trusts?: Ethnicity, integration, and attitudes toward elected officials in urban Nigeria
In the developing world, clientelism is common. In Africa, public office is often used to redistribute resources to ethnically defined constituencies, and this form of clientelistic exchange is a key determinant of vote choice...Trust Identity Politics