Faculties and centres
This course is an introduction to behavioral economics, and is well suited for students who have never studied this subject before. However, because we will cover many topics, and there are opportunities for self-directed study, the course is also valuable for those who have had a basic training in behavioral economics and would like to expand their knowledge.
This course can be taken by students who are not doing research in behavioral economics (but instead macro, IO, public finance, etc.) but have an interest for the field, and would like to learn more and to incorporate some of the acquired knowledge into their research. Because people’s psychology is crucial to understand the decisions they make, understood in this broad sense, all economics is behavioral. If this is your case, you are welcome and encouraged to take the class! Of course, the course is also designed for those who want to do research in behavioral economics, or to apply behavioral economics in the field.
General Competences (CG)
Specific Competences (CE)
The objectives of the course are:
1. To gain enough knowledge in behavioral economics to serve as a starting point for research in the area, or to apply behavioral economics to research in other areas.
2. Learning how to read articles in behavioral economics proficiently. Reading papers in behavioral economics is necessary for obtaining a good sense of how research is done in this area.