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QoG lunch seminar with Andreas Bergh

Research profile seminar

The QoG Institute regularly organizes seminars related to research on Quality of Government. The seminars address the theoretical and empirical problem of how political institutions of high quality can be created and maintained as well as the effects of Quality of Government on a number of policy areas, such as health, the environment, social policy, and poverty.

Speakers are invited from the international research community and experts from NGOs and other organizations to the lunch seminars. The seminars last for one hour and include a short presentation by the speaker (30-35 min) followed by a joint discussion about the topic.

If nothing else is indicated, the seminars are held in English.

Title of seminar:
How persistent is high social trust when institutional quality is low?

Abstract:
Social trust is linked to many desirable economic and social outcomes, but the causality between trust and institutions is debated. Using new data from a representative sample of 2,668 Swedish expatriates, we examine the robustness of high social trust in countries with different levels of institutional quality. The results suggest that individual trust suffers in countries with high corruption and low rule of law, but only among expatriates that were aged 30 or less upon arrival to the new country. While other studies have found that trust among migrants adapts to destination country trust levels, we find that high trust is a sticky personality trait. The results are robust to controlling for a large array of individual characteristics (including age), and support the view that social trust is sensitive to events that occur early in life.

Lecturer: Andreas Bergh Senior lecturer at the Department of Economics, Lund University http://portal.research.lu.se/portal/en/persons/andreas-bergh(066f98c5-1e4c-48a2-83ab-9ec25177e463).html

Date: 11/1/2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Categories: Social Sciences

Organizer: The Quality of Government Institute

Location: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Renströmsgatan 6
Stora Skansen (B336) Sprängkullsgatan 19

Contact person: Alice Johansson

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Utskriftsdatum: 2017-12-15