ECON 485b. Behavioral Economics

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Day / time: 
F 9:25 - 11:15 am
Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course term: 
Spring
Year: 
2018

Study of foundational topics in behavioral economics. Focus on theories of single-agent behavior that aim to incorporate non-standard phenomena into classic economic models, with consideration of intertemporal decision-making, choice under uncertainty, and learning.

The field of behavioral economics aims at enriching our understanding of economic phenomena (in particular, behavior) by drawing evidence and insights from other disciplines, especially psychology. For this reason, some scholars prefer to call this  field “Psychology and Economics.”

Prerequisites: ECON 121; some familiarity with game theory and probability theory.

Semester offered: 
Spring
Visiting Instructor(s): 
Simone, Galperti
Undergrad Course Category: 
Methodology
Public
Course Description: 
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