2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    Oct 23, 2021  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 340 - Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Behavioral economics has significantly changed the way economists view the world. It encompasses approaches that extend the standard economic framework to incorporate features of human behavior emphasized in other sciences, such as sociology and psychology. Behavioral economics then uses experiments to obtain empirical evidence to develop economics models that more accurately describe the way people actually behave. Students will be asked to contrast the material they learned in intermediate microeconomics with empirical and experimental evidence, which will inform new ways of modelling and thinking about individual economic behavior. The course will encompass applications to other fields of economics, possibly including public economics, development, game theory, health, and policy.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: ECON 251  and (MATH 105  or MATH 316  or CORE 143S  or PSYC 309  or MATH 317 or MATH 102 or ECON 375 )

Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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