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ECOS3016 - Experimental and Behavioural Economics

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stephen Cheung
Phone: +61 2 9351 2135
Email: stephen.cheung@sydney.edu.au

Description

Experimental economics uses experimental methods to evaluate the performance of economic models, institutions and policies. Behavioural economics combines experimental and field evidence with insights from neighbouring disciplines such as psychology, to develop richer economic models of decision-making. This unit will develop the key research methods and major findings of each of these fields, and explore both theoretical and practical implications. Students will read a number of seminal research papers in both experimental and behavioural economics, and will have opportunities to participate in classroom experiments, to analyse experimental data, and to design and program their own research projects.

Assessments

2x take home assignments (50%) and 2hr final exam (50%)

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/fortnight

Prerequisites

(ECOS2001 or ECON2001) OR (ECOS2901 or ECON2901)

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