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Advanced Behavioral and Experimental Economics
ECON 311
Fall 2015
Section: 01  

This course introduces students to behavioral and experimental economics. Behavioral economics is the study of human behavior that falls outside of the standard model of perfect rationality, pure selfishness, and exponential discounting. Experimental economics is a tool for collecting data in the laboratory, in the field, or online. 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; (4) learn about best practices in experimental data collection. 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 also participate in classroom experiments. Students may be required to collect their own data as part of a final project.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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