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Can ethics be taught? Yes, according to new study

On November 18, 2019, MIT Sloan School of Management announced in a press release, “Evidence points towards yes, according to new research that offers the first large sample study on how rules and ethics training affects behavior and employment decisions in the financial sector.”

The authors of the research paper titled, Can Ethics be Taught? Evidence from Securities Exams and Investment Adviser Misconduct are Andrew G. Sutherland, Associate Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Zach Kowaleski, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business; and Felix Vetter, a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics.

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