Behavioral & Experimental Econ
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**NOTE: This course is an elective for the economics major and minor.** Goals: To broaden the students’ understanding of economic theory by incorporating knowledge from other social sciences and by expanding traditional economic models to better understand and predict human behavior. Content: Evidence suggests that human beings often do not behave according to the strict rational-actor assumptions inherent in traditional economic theory. This new and growing field of economics seeks to improve our ability to predict and understand phenomena including altruism, trust, reciprocity, and loss-aversion. The course will incorporate economics experiments and game theory methods to examine human behavior. These concepts will be applied to a wide range of contexts, from consumer or investor behavior to health care, dating, and procrastination. Taught: Alternate years Prerequisites: ECON 1310; ECON 1320; and Statistics (QMBE 1310, or PSY 1340, or MATH 1200); grade of C- or better required for all courses, or consent of the instructor Credits: 4
Bosley, Stacie, "ECON3750-01.Behavioral & Experimental Econ.F16.Bosley,Stacie" (2016). Syllabi. 1345.