Behavioral and Experimental Economics


About this course

the main focus of this course is to become familiar with the methods used in behavioral and experimental economics and to learn how to run experiments in this field. Topics that will be covered relate to preference construction, social preferences, fairness, attitudes towards risk and ambiguity, intertemporal choice, etc. These topics are instrumental for learning about the methods involved in this field, and will serve as the theoretical foundation to the experimental proposal that each student will design and write as part of their final evaluation.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion students are expected to be able to:

  • review behavioral and experimental economics theories and their applications;
  • understand behavioral and experimental economics methods and their rationale;
  • evaluate experimental methods and papers;
  • discuss emerging fields/topics in behavioural and experimental economics;
  • design/run behavioural experiments in economics and related fields.

Required prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
at least one intermediate microeconomics course or equivalent; proficiency with econometrics and/or statistics is a plus

Link to more information

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  • Start date

    13 May 2024

    • Ends
      5 July 2024
    • Term *
      Period 6
    • Location
    • Instruction language
    Enrolment period closed
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University