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Research Says: Studying Economics Turns You Into a Liar

Posted on December 20th, 2012 at 14:15 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Ever hear the joke about the lying economist?

No? Well, neither have I. But we might need to come up with one.

Such is the takeaway from a working paper released in January, which I stumbled on while browsing Professor Andres Marroquin’s top papers of 2012. Written by a pair of researchers from universities in Montreal and Madrid, it examined whether the study of economics made students more apt to lie for financial gain. The answer: a resounding yes.

They are just more economical with the truth…

  1. *groan*

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