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Module Title LI Behavioural and Experimental Economics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Economics
Module Code 08 32043
Module Lead TBC
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description This module introduces students to behavioural and experimental economics. The assumptions of “homo economicus” – the traditionally economically rational agent – are relaxed and more behaviourally realistic models of decision making are introduced. The course will cover important behavioural topics of individual and strategic decision making. We will introduce practical examples of experimental design and incentivisation, and experimental data analysis.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to;
  • explain behavioural economic accounts of individual and strategic decision making
  • discuss different experimental paradigms in economics
  • identify strengths and weaknesses of experimental designs and incentive structures
  • produce experimental designs to test behavioural economic hypotheses
Assessment 32043-01 : 2000 Word assignment : Coursework (50%)
32043-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2000 word essay (50%); 2-hour written unseen examination (50%)
Reassessment: By failed element
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