Bi-directional Causal Links between Social Attitudes and Economics
Yann Algan, OFCE, CEPR, IZA, and CEPREMAP
Emeric Henry, Economics Department and Sciences Po, CEPR
Paul Girard, medialab
Anne L'Hote, OFCE medialab
The Trust Project is investigating the bi-directional causal links between social attitudes and economics, especially trust and the culture of cooperation. The project is economic-centered but proposes a trans-disciplinary spanning sociology, political science, management and psychology. The objective of the project includes: -Tracking socio-economic attitudes in cyberspace by using web mining methods and tools. -Developing a platform for conducting online surveys and experimental game (e.g. the prisoner's dilemma) to estimate the mutual influence between economic polices and social attitudes. -Testing the platform both in online communities and offline corporations, in order to understand how organizational structure can influence cooperative attitudes.