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WWWforEurope at the 6th Austral-Asian Public Choice Conference 2013

WWWforEurope at the 6th Austral-Asian Public Choice Conference 2013

Singapore, 6 December, 2013

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On December 6th, 2013, Hans Pitlik of the Austrian Institute of Economics presented a paper at the 6th Austral-Asian Public Choice Conference 2013 in Singapore. The paper resulted from his WWWforEurope research together with Ludek Kouba of Mendel University Brnowhich and asks „Does Social Distrust Always Lead to a Stronger Support for Government Intervention?“ (PDF link).

It is partly based on Pitlik's and Kouba's WWWforEurope Working Paper No. 38 „The Interrelation of Informal Institutions and Governance Quality in Shaping Welfare State Attitudes" and addresses trust as a determinant of support for government intervention empirically. The central notion of the paper is that the influence of generalised social trust on intervention attitudes is conditional on the perceived reliability, honesty, and incorruptibility of state actors and of major companies.