WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2017-2018       Home       Archive       Search
CS92PROD
Behavioral Economics
ECON 311
Fall 2017
Section: 01  

This course is an advanced undergraduate treatment of behavioral economics. Behavioral economics is the study of human behavior that falls outside of the standard model of perfect rationality, pure selfishness, and exponential discounting. The objectives of this course include the following: (1) review the standard economic model; (2) show empirical evidence (both experimental and observational) that deviates from the standard model; (3) discover new models of decision making that better explain behavior in certain areas; and (4) learn about best practices in data collection and analysis. Course work will include readings of economics research papers as well as textbooks, along with problem sets with both theoretical and empirical aspects. Students will participate in classroom experiments and, as part of a final project, will write a behavioral economics research proposal.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON300 AND ECON301
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on OCT-16-2018
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459