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Research into banker culture and dishonesty published in Nature

Are bankers really that bad?
The research has been published in world-renowned academic journal, Nature. 

Research co-authored by Dr Barbara Fasolo of LSE’s Department of Management into the culture of the banking industry has been published in Nature.

The research revisited the findings of a 2014 study which suggested that bankers were more dishonest than other professions when their professional identity was made salient in an experiment.

Zoe Rahwan, Research Scientist in the Center for Adaptive Rationality at Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and Erez Yoeli, Research Associate at MIT's Sloan School of Management, co-authored the study with Dr Fasolo – which has been published in the multidisciplinary scientific journal, Nature.

Their findings paint a different picture of banker’s behaviour, the culture of the industry and people’s perception of bankers. The research also highlights the challenge of studying the banking sector in the wake of the highly publicised 2014 study.

Learn more about the research on our blog and read the full paper on the Nature website.

Friday 15 November 2019