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Measuring Trust and the Value of Statistical Lives: Evidence from Bangladesh


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Title: Measuring Trust and the Value of Statistical Lives: Evidence from Bangladesh
Authors: Mahmud, Minhaj
Issue Date: 2005
University: Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law
Extent: 153 pages
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Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Economic Studies, nr 145
Keywords: Social capital; trust; social distance; religion; trust game; stake size; field experiment; value of statistical life; contingent valuation; risk reduction; effect of training; willingness to pay; sensitivity to scope; social preference; choice experiment; life-saving programs; relative value of life; Bangladesh.
Abstract: This thesis includes five self-contained essays. The first three essays relate to the measurement of trust using both an experimental and a survey approach, and the other two essays relate to the measurement of the value of (statistical) life using stated preference methods. Essay 1: The proportion of money sent, which is typically assumed to reflect trust, decreased significantly as the stake size was increased in a trust game conducted in rural Bangladesh. Nevertheless, even with very larg... more
ISBN: 91-85169-04-8
ISSN: 1651-4289 (print) 1651-4297 (online)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/2920
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