Empirical approaches to trust and relational contracts

Rocco Macchiavello*, Ameet Morjaria

*Corresponding author for this work

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Broadly speaking, economists have studied trust in two somewhat distinct ways. One approach is best captured by notions of generalized trust; another approach places trust at the core of relational contracts. After reviewing two empirical approaches to the study of relational contracts, we provide a preliminary attempt to bridge these two strands of the literature in the context of Rwanda's coffee supply chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102849
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Organization
StatePublished - Sep 2022


  • Relational Contracts
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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