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ECON 3310 Behavioral Economics (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course covers the fundamental concepts in behavioral economics. We will incorporate heuristics, context effects, reference dependence, mental accounting, choice with risk, choice with uncertainty, regret, cognitive biases, and social interactions to economic decision making. We will then investigate how behavioral economics can help explain individual decision making and also shape economic policy. Applications will include saving for future, tax evasion, housing market, female labor market, financial investments, equity premium puzzle, buying insurance, and environmental economics.

Instructor(s): Elif Ciamarra

Prerequisites: ECON1151 AND ECON2201.

Corequisites: None

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Last Updated: 18-Sep-18