Experimental and Behavioural Economics (ECOS3016)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/fortnight

Assessment

2x Take-home assignments (50%) and 2hr Final exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ECOS2001 or ECON2001) OR (ECOS2901 or ECON2901)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.