Professor Raymond Duch opens LAWEBESS 2018

Professor Raymond Duch presents the paper “Once a Liar Always a Liar?” at the Second Latin-American Workshop on Experimental and Behavioural Social Sciences (LAWEBESS) conference hosted by the Santiago Centre for Experimental Social Sciences (CESS), Universidad de Santiago de Chile, in association with CESS Nuffield, Nuffield College, Oxford.

Professor Duch opened the two-day, single track, conference held at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile on December 13-14, 2018. The conference included Keynote presentations by Erin Krupka (University of Michigan), Guy Grossman (University of Pennsylvania) and David Rand (MIT), who presented cutting edge research on how social identity and norms alter decisions, the (null) effect of impact of standard, non-partisan information on voting behaviour, and the rise and limits to the control of fake news, respectively. 

The conference included 26 talks and 13 student poster presentations on subjects that varied from public policy, to networks, gender, environmental and education experiments. The interdisciplinarity objective of the conference was a great success, with participations of economists, political scientists, psychologists and lawyers, all of whom share the common interest of conducting behavioural research and a preference for experimental methods. The three-day event, that included a pre-conference social outing at Viña Santa Rita on Dec 12, was enormously successful in bring together scholars from Latin America, Europe and the United States, fostering research collaborations and giving visibility to studies conducted by CESS Santiago researchers and affiliated grad students.