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Does Democracy Foster Trust?

The level of trust inherent in a society is important for a wide range of microeconomic and macroeconomic outcomes. This paper investigates how individuals' attitudes toward social and institutional trust are shaped by the political regime in which they live. The German reunification is a unique natural experiment that allows us to conduct such a study. Using data from the German General Social Survey ...

In: Journal of Comparative Economics 37 (2009), 2, S. 251-269 | Helmut Rainer, Thomas Siedler
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Does Democracy Foster Trust?

Bonn: IZA, 2006, 29 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 2154)
| Helmut Rainer, Thomas Siedler
Diskussionspapiere 609 / 2006

Does Democracy Foster Trust?

The level of trust inherent in a society is important for a wide range of microeconomic and macroeconomic outcomes. This paper investigates how individuals' attitudes toward social and institutional trust are shaped by the political regime in which they live. The German reunification is a unique natural experiment that allows us to conduct such a study. Using data from the German General Social Survey ...

2006| Helmut Rainer, Thomas Siedler
SOEPpapers 924 / 2017

The Personality Profiles of Early Adopters of Energy-Efficient Technology

This study investigates whether energy efficiency investments are driven by differences in personality traits among homeowners. Using data on nearly 3,000 households in Germany, we estimate that compared to the median level, homeowners in the lowest quartile of Openness to Experience have 5.0%-23.4% lower propensity to invest in capital-intensive energy efficiency measures, while homeowners in the ...

2017| Ante Busic-Sontic, Franz Fuerst
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Allais for the Poor: Relations to Ability, Information Processing, and Risk Attitudes

This paper complements evidence on the Allais paradox from advanced countries and educated people by a novel investigation in a poor rural area. The share of Allais-type behavior is indeed high and related to indicators of “lacking ability,” such as poor education, unemployment, and little financial sophistication. Based on prospective reference theory, we extend these characteristics by biased processing ...

In: Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 54 (2017), 2, S. 129-156 | Tabea Herrmann, Olaf Hübner, Lukas Menkhoff, Ulrich Schmidt
SOEPpapers 943 / 2017

Biased by Success and Failure: How Unemployment Shapes Stated Locus of Control

Due to its extraordinary explanatory power for individual behavior, the interest in the concept of locus of control (LOC) has increased substantially within applied economic research. But, even though LOC has been found to affect economic behavior in many ways, the reliability of these findings is at risk as they commonly rely on the assumption that LOC is stable over the life course. While absolute ...

2017| Malte Preuss, Juliane Hennecke
Diskussionspapiere 1645 / 2017

Allais for the Poor: Relations to Ability, Information Processing and Risk Attitudes

This paper complements evidence on the Allais paradox from advanced countries and educated people by a novel investigation in a poor rural area. The share of Allais-type behavior is indeed high and related to characteristics of “lacking ability”, such as poor education, unemployment, and little financial sophistication. Based on prospective reference theory, we extend these characteristics by biased ...

2017| Tabea Herrmann, Olaf Hübler, Lukas Menkhoff, Ulrich Schmidt
SOEPpapers 886 / 2016

Entering Adulthood in a Recession Tempers Later Narcissism: But Only in Men

In a recent study, Bianchi (2014) showed that macroeconomic conditions (i.e. average unemployment rate) during the years of emerging adulthood (ages 18-25) are inversely related to adult narcissism. Fletcher (2015) called into question the robustness of the results and Grijalva et al. (2015) presented meta-analytic support for real gender differences in narcissism. Here we report combined results from ...

2016| Marius Leckelt, Mitja D. Back, Joshua D. Foster, Ross Hutteman, Garrett Jaeger, Jessica McCain, Jean M. Twenge, W. Keith Campbell
SOEPpapers 875 / 2016

Worker Personality: Another Skill Bias beyond Education in the Digital Age

We present empirical evidence suggesting that technological progress in the digital age will be biased not only with respect to skills acquired through education but also with respect to noncognitive skills (personality). We measure the direction of technological change by estimated future digitalization probabilities of occupations, and noncognitive skills by the Big Five personality traits from several ...

2016| Eckhardt Bode, Stephan Brunow, Ingrid Ott, Alina Sorgner
SOEPpapers 795 / 2015

The Causal Effect of Paternal Unemployment on Children's Personality

Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we show that paternal unemployment has a surprisingly positive causal effect on the "Big 5" personality traits of children aged 17 to 25. In particular, our results from longitudinal value-added models for personality suggest that paternal unemployment makes children significantly more conscientious and less neurotic. Our results ...

2015| Viola Angelini, Marco Bertoni, Luca Corazzini
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