North American Integration Monitor: Trust and Integration - Volume III, Issue 3 - October 2006
October 2, 2006
Trust plays an important role in the integration of economies, but it is a factor that is difficult to quantify. Integration multiplies the number and frequency of transactions between people in the communities that are integrating, and if integration is successful, trust between individuals in the two communities will grow; if trust does not build between the integrating communities, then integration will fail. How can the trust levels among Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans be evaluated? What would this tell us about the future course of integration among the economies of Canada, the United States, and Mexico?