Behavioral Economics

ECON 1820 S01 [CRN: 16752]

This course provides a grounding in the main areas of study within behavioral economics, including temptation and self control, fairness and reciprocity, reference dependence, bounded rationality, happiness and neuroeconomics. For each area of study we begin with the standard model of rational decision making, and discuss what behavior this model can explain. We then discuss the experimental evidence that indicates that the standard model is missing something important, and the models that have sprung up to account for these violations. Finally, we will look at the implications of these new models for our understanding of how the economy operates.
Fall 2017
10:00 - 10:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017