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David Hugh-Jones is an Assoiate Professor at the School of Economics. He holds a PhD in Government from the University of Essex where he was based as a Lecturer in the Department of Government before joining UEA. His research interests include Experimental Economics, the Economics of Conflict and Public Economics. He has published his work in top journals in Economics (like Games and Economic Behavior) and Political Science (like the Journal of Conflict Resolution). David is the PI of an ESRC Research Grant on “The norm of honesty: empirical studies on school pupils and the UK population”.


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PhD Supervision Interests

Davids' field is behavioural economics, specifically social preferences. His research interests include group identity, norm adherence and peer effects among adults and children. He also has interests in genoeconomics, the analysis of economic topics using genetic data. 



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