Topics: Behavioral Economics
Academic Term and Year
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. Prerequisites: ECON 1310, ECON 1320, QMBE 1310 or PSY 1340 or MATH 1200, and MATH 1170 or QMBE 1320, or consent of the instructor.
Bosley, Stacie, "ECON3980-01.Topics-Behavioral Economics.F14.Bosley,Stacie" (2014). Syllabi. 571.