Trust and economic wealth in regional communities: Evidence from Latvia

  • Guido Sechi DICATECh, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
  • Dino Borri DICATECh, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
  • Caterina De Lucia University of Foggia (Italy)
  • Jurgis Skilters Centre for Cognitive Sciences and Semantics, University of Latvia, Riga

Abstract

This work aims at analysing, in the light of new insights from economic development theories, the microeconomic relationship between social capital and economic wealth. In this preliminary study, we conduct a quantitative analysis through the use of structural equation modelling, to investigate a multidisciplinary framework across social and cognitive sciences. Results suggest the existence of a causal path linking wealth, institutional trust,
social engagement and trust towards people.

Published
2017-11-08
How to Cite
SECHI, Guido et al. Trust and economic wealth in regional communities: Evidence from Latvia. Plurimondi, [S.l.], n. 10, nov. 2017. ISSN 2420-921X. Available at: <http://plurimondi.poliba.it/index.php/Plurimondi/article/view/131>. Date accessed: 09 aug. 2020.