This course looks at both what economic theory (specifically a field known as game theory) has to say about strategic interactions and what economic agents (experimental subjects) actually do when faced with strategic decisions. A large number of in-class experiments (with real money payoffs) will be conducted in order to either identify systematic deviations or to confirm theoretical predictions. Students will learn new material first by participating in experiments and then by studying related economic theory. This course will investigate some of the major subject areas that have been addressed by laboratory and field experiments including market behavior, individual decision-making, strategic and sequential games, bargaining, auctions, public goods, cooperation, trust and gender effects.
Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON301 OR ECON302
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Research papers and class notes available electronically via course web site.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Participation in in-class experiments and assistance in conducting experiments, homework assignments, short in-class quizzes and a research paper. There will be no final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students interested in working towards Honors in Economics are encouraged to consider this course. The research project is a useful way to learn about doing independent research.
Students who complete ECON 311 cannot receive credit towards the ECON or MECO major for ECON 211, or vice versa depending on your needs for major credit.
|Instructor(s): Rosenblat,Tanya S. Times: ....R.. 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: SCIE74; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 10||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 5||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 3|