Italian survey suggests risk and time preferences can predict trust

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Both risk preferences and time preferences are important predictors of trust, according to a new working paper published by the Bank of Italy.

The paper - Trust and preferences: evidence from survey data, by Giuseppe Albanese, Guido de Blasio and Paolo Sestito, considers the role of preferences in explaining trust, using the Bank of Italy's Survey on Household Income and Wealth.

According to its authors, the paper shows that time preferences and risk preferences are key covariates of self

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