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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON300 AND ECON301
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Just, David R., INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly or bi-weekly problem sets, weekly reading and responses, final paper or project, and a final exam.
|Instructor(s): Naecker,Jeffrey Kendell Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: PAC001; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 10||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 0||FR: X|