Alongside our high-level academic research, ICePP publishes periodic policy briefs. These shorter, less analytical works often stem from our academic publications and technical assistance projects and are an integral part of ICePP’s research output. Our policy briefs have a more practitioner-oriented focus, which we intend will provide valuable insights into the international public policy landscape and promote evidence-based change.
The Link Between Social Trust and Economic Prosperity
Aaron Childree, March 2020
In many ways, trust among members of society is what allows a society to function, and nowhere is this more apparent than in political and economic institutions. A lack of trust can make economic transactions more difficult and negatively affect societal wellbeing. The body of research on the relationship between trust and economic growth, as well as the other variables that play a role in this interaction, can give policymakers valuable insights into how to govern more effectively.