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040112 UK Topics in Behavioral and Experimental Economics (MA) (2019W)

Track in Behavioral Economics and Experiments

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 10.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 17.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 24.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 31.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 07.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 14.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 21.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 28.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 05.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 12.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 09.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 16.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 23.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 30.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 31.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Behavioral and experimental economics is a vibrant field of research which sheds new light on many old and important issues in economics. Broadly speaking, behavioral and experimental economics tries to incorporate insights from psychology (and other fields) to better explain human behavior in economic interaction.

The goal of the course is to give students an overview of new developments in behavioral and experimental economics. In addition, those students who are interested in writing their thesis in this field of economics can explore potential research projects.

Assessment and permitted materials

Classes will roughly be organized as follow. In the first meeting of the course, I will present a list of papers, we will cover (see below for more detail). Each student selects one (or more) papers that s/he reads more carefully and provides a short introductory presentation (about 20’). Afterwards, we discuss questions of technical detail as well as questions on context and interpretation. I will also use some of our meetings to provide lectures in order to introduce a particular topic.

We will discuss grading during the first lecture. The general idea is that attendance and contributions during class will cover 1/3 of the grade. In addition, you have to make at least one introductory presentation (1/3) and can choose between making another presentation or writing a small term paper for the last third of your grade. In addition, if there is any need at all, there may also be a chance to do some further work (e.g. presentation) to improve one’s grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Some knowledge in basic game-theoretic concepts and basic microeconomics is required. While some knowledge in experimental and behavioral economics is also helpful, interest in one of those two areas will be sufficient.

Examination topics

As indicated above, there will not be a midterm or final exam. Students are mainly expected to learn to read, understand, and analyze papers and present one (or two) of them.

Reading list

The papers that we will discuss during the lecture will cover a wide range of topics. We will start pro-social behavior and altruistic motivation. In a number of economic situations, many people do not seem to maximize their mere self-interest but care for other people’s interest. This observation has inspired a wide range of economic research, part of which we will discuss during class.

Apart from looking at pro-social behavior, we will also cover a broad range of other issues in experimental and behavioral economics, potentially including methodological issues, questions of limited rationality and how laboratory findings generalize to the real-world. I will present an overview of topics covered at the first meeting. At this point (or before) students who have an interest in a particular area of behavioral and experimental economics (or even in a particular paper) are encouraged inform me about this. Students who are interested in participating in the course, but cannot (for a good reason) attend the first session should send me an e-mail in advance.

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