Nicolas Camilotto

I am a historian of economic thought completing my thesis under the supervision of Dorian Jullien and Richard Aréna within the History of Thought and Philosophy of Social Sciences axis of GREDEG, a laboratory under the dual supervision of the CNRS and the Université Côte d'Azur. Currently, my research focuses on the history of the notion of trust in economics.

Je suis historien de la pensée économique et je réalise une thèse sous la direction de Dorian Jullien et de Richard Aréna au sein de l'axe Histoire de la Pensée et Philosophie des Sciences Sociales du GREDEG, un laboratoire sous la double tutelle du CNRS et d’Université Côte d’Azur. Mes recherches portent actuellement sur l'histoire de la notion de confiance en économie.


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Seminars, long under-studied in the history of economic thought, are now considered as worthy historical objects. This article contributes to this growing trend by studying a series of seminars entitled "Seminar on Trust and Social Change" held at King’s College Cambridge from 1985 to 1986. Organised by sociologist Diego Gambetta, this acted as a genuine interface for scientific exchanges and allowed two parallel research programs to exchange methods and objects so as to form a interdisciplinary program on the notion of trust. 

The notion of trust has been the subject of increasing interest in the social sciences since the 1990s. This literature rapidly reached an oceanic volume structured in different research fields that are not easy to characterize through a traditional literature review. This article uses quantitative and computational tools in order to provide a clear and synthetical picture of the research fields on trust. 

Abstract : Since its publication in 1995, the Trust Game (Berg et al.) has become the standard approach for investigating trust through experimental means. This paper seeks to provide an overview of the use of this game in the field of economics. This is achieved by first examining its development from a historical perspective, followed by a quantitative exploration of the areas of research that employ this game. Finally, a methodological analysis provides a critical assessment of the validity of the results that can be derived from this experiment.