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Curricular information is subject to change
At the end of the module, the students will attain the following learning outcomes:
- Detailed understanding of the key experimental and causal methods in behavioural economics.
- Knowledge of application of key causal methods across academic literatures and policy/business.
- Critical engagement with key methodological debates on causal methods.
- Understanding of the strengths and limitations of each method.
- Practical experience in conducting a lab/field experiment.
Note these topics are indicative only and may be subject to change.
Module Overview & Field Experiments: Introduction to Randomised Controlled Trials I
Field Experiments: Introduction to Randomised Controlled Trials II
Field Experiments: Methods of Randomisation
Field Experiments: Power Analysis & Sample Size
Field Experiments: Measurement &Analysis
Field Experiments: More Analysis & Threats to Validity
Lab Experiments: A Moment of Creation (Kahneman and Tversky, 1979)
Lab Experiments: Laboratory “Exhibits” in Behavioural Economics
Lab Experiments: Designing Lab Experiments for Strong Inference
Risk, Time, and Social Preferences
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Design, conduct, and write-up a lab/field experiment||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: End of semester exam based on material covered in lectures/readings/assignment||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Dr Margaret Samahita||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|