2023-2024 Catalog

ECON 336 Behavioral Economics

Drawing on methods from psychology, sociology, neurology, and economics, this course sheds light on one of the most fundamental human activities: the decision process. In Behavioral Economics you will learn state-of-the-art theories and methods that explain the economic choices that we all make every day. In contrast to standard approaches, we will not only use economic tools but also psychology-based concepts such as impulsiveness, self-control, cognitive dissonance, overconfidence, anchoring, framing, emotional reactions, intrinsic motivation, etc.


ECON 251