Quotation Greiner, Ben, Zednik, Anita. 2019. Trust and age: An experiment with current and former students. Economics Letters. 181 37-39.




We examine differences in trust and trustworthiness across age groups by running a trust game experiment with current students and alumni of a large Austrian university. We find linear age effects, in that older adults are more trusting and more trustworthy than younger participants. We detect no gender effect in terms of trustingness, but observe that females are more trustworthy than males.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Economics Letters
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Trust and age: An experiment with current and former students
Volume 181
Year 2019
Page from 37
Page to 39
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165176519301260
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2019.04.004
Open Access N


Greiner, Ben (Details)
Zednik, Anita (Details)
Institute for Markets and Strategy IN (Details)
Competence Center for Experimental Research WE (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
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