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Measuring social capital

Important readings

Leigh, A. (2010). Disconnected. Sidney: University of New South Wales Press

Following in the footsteps of Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone, Andrew Leigh’s book...

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Andriani, L. (2010). Putnam’s Instrument Revisited. The Community Network of the Industrial Districts and a New Proxy of Social Capital. mimeo

The aim of this paper is to propose a new proxy of social capital based on the density of the...

Bjørnskov, C. (2006). The multiple facets of social capital. European Journal of Political Economy 22 (1), 22-40.

This paper examines whether Putnam's claim that social capital is a unitary concept has support...

Bjørnskov, C. (2010). How Comparable are the Gallup World Poll Life Satisfaction Data? Journal of Happiness Studies 11 (1), 41-60

This paper explores the degree to which the new data on life satisfaction from the Gallup World...

De Figueiredo, L. (2011). Social capital literature and Durlauf´s criticism. Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG 430.

Despite the lack of consensus on the appropriate concept of ‘social capital’, research...

Garofalo, G., Sabatini, F. (2008). Homo Oeconomicus? Dinamiche imprenditoriali in laboratorio. Bologna: Il Mulino

In che modo gli imprenditori compiono le loro scelte? La teoria economica tradizionale presuppone...

Guiso, L., Sapienza, P., Zingales, L. (2010). Civic capital as the missing link. NBER Working paper 15845

This chapter reviews the recent debate about the role of social capital in economics. We argue that...

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