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Curricular information is subject to change
The key learning outcomes of this module:
• A mastery of key concepts in behavioural economics.
• An understanding of how theory and empirics can be combined to better understand human behaviour.
• The ability to apply behavioural concepts more generally to economic areas of interest.
• The ability to critically evaluate, present, and write about research in Behavioural Economics.
The course will focus on the following topics:
• Bounded Rationality in Individual Decisions. Heuristics and Biases.
• Framing. Reference Dependence.
• Bounded Rationality in Games. Level-k. Focal Points. Variable Frame Theory. Coordination and Cognition. Categorization.
• Identity Economics. Social Preferences, Beliefs, and Coordination.
• Diversity in Organizations.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
There are no formal pre-requisites for the course. However, a basic knowledge of microeconomics and game theory will be assumed.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Presentation: In-class presentation of a group project.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Problem solving and answering questions.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
- Students will receive comments following their group presentation - Students will be given individual feedback in the form of grades for the presentation and exam paper