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Development and Social Capital.

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This paper examines social capital and its relation with economic development. We focus on the role that interpersonal relationships play in social exchange, whether through the market or through the provision of public goods. By facilitating search and trust, social capital can increase the efficiency of social exchange where formal institutions are weak. But the benefits from social capital are likely to be unequally distributed. Given these features, documenting empirically the benefits of...

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Marcel Fafchamps More by this author
Volume:
GPRG-WPS-007
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2005
URN:
uuid:9cf580aa-864e-4033-b471-65e02f136b1d
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14076
Language:
English

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