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23 November 2016

Academic Lecture with Dr Collin Raymond: “Lies, Damn Lies and Economics”

Join us for an Academic Lecture with Dr Collin Raymond, Assistant Professor of Economics, Amherst College, USA

Lying has long been viewed as an essential, if frequently condemned, human activity.  Recently, psychologists, sociologists and economists have been trying to understand the psychological trade-offs individuals make when they lie.

This lecture will provide an overview of recent research into lying, exploring issues such as: who lies; whether there are gender differences in lying; how much people lie; whether they lie differently when the stakes are higher; and why people don’t lie more often.


Dr Collin Raymond is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Amherst College in Massachusetts, USA.  Prior to joining Amherst he was the Ptarmigan Career Development Fellow at St Hugh’s College.  His research focuses on understanding the interplay between psychology and economics.

The lecture will be from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the lecture theatre in the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building, St Hugh’s College followed by wine and sandwiches from 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Wordsworth Tea Room in the same building.


There is a limited amount of parking at St Hugh’s College for visitors with accessibility requirements. Please contact us if you require this.

We are a short walk from Oxford city centre and it’s a lovely walk along either Banbury Road or Woodstock Road. If you would prefer to hop on the bus the Oxford Bus Company runs services along Woodstock Road (city6) and Banbury Road (city2). If you are travelling from further afield you can make use of the Oxford City Council Park and Ride. If your visit is under two hours there is parking available on St Margaret’s Road.

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