CESS Staff

Raymond Duch

Director and Official Fellow

Raymond Duch is an Official Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Director of the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS) and Long Term Visiting Professor at the IAST, Toulouse School of Economics. Professor Duch’s research focuses on responsibility attribution, incorporating elements of theory, experiments and analysis of public opinion. His recent experimental research into cheating explores its implications for tax compliance, corruption and economic performance. Professor Duch lectures extensively on experimental methods and advises public and private organisations on the design and implementation of lab, field and online experiments.

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John Jensenius III

Lab Manager and Postdoctoral Research Officer

John is a Postdoctoral Researcher Officer at Nuffield CESS and has been the Lab manager since December 2013. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University, with a focus on Experimental Economics. His current focuses are experimental methodology, public goods, and markets.


Felipe Torres

Research Officer

Felipe Torres is the Research Officer at Nuffield and Santiago CESS. He joined CESS in May 2015. Felipe previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Business Taxation and also at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. His research interests are in tax compliance and research methods.


Sönke Ehret

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Sonke has been a Postdoctoral Research Officer at Nuffield CESS since December 2016. He specializes in Comparative Politics, Behavioral Political Economy Experiments and Political Methodology, with focus on cross-country Online Experimentation, Inequality and Decision Making. His dissertation on policy feedback effects examines how individual preferences translate into political choices.

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Sonja Vogt

Senior Research Officer

Sonja Vogt will join CESS this summer from the University of Zurich, where she is a Senior Research Associate in the Economics Department. Her research focuses on how social and institutional settings influence human behaviour, and she has conducted laboratory and field experiments across four continents. Prior to her position at Zurich University, she was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bern in Switzerland and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology.

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Emma Shires


Emma Shires is responsible for editing and producing content for the CESS websites, social media channels and printed publications. Emma has a Master’s in Musicology from the University of Oxford and trained as an editor at Oxford University Press. She previously held positions at St Hugh’s and Nuffield Colleges in Oxford.


Alessandro de Oliveira

Web Developer and Social Media Editor

Alessandro de Oliveira is the web developer and social media editor at CESS. He has a Master in e-Business from Oxford Brookes University.



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