Sciences Po/OECD Workshop on Measuring Trust and Social Capital


On 10 June 2016, Sciences Po hosted a workshop on Measuring Trust and Social Capital, in collaboration with the OECD.

This meeting gathered members from the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, academics, students and experts interested in new research about the measurement of trust and social capital. Speakers talked about the effects of social attitudes on well-being, going beyond the traditional analysis using the concept of economic capital and labour market.

In the words of US economist and Nobel Prize winner, Joseph Stigliz, “trust is the grease that makes society function”.

Click here to view presentation slides.

Video interviews with Joseph Stiglitz and co-organizers of the workshop (Martine Durand, OECD and Yann Algan, Sciences Po) are available below.