ECON9260 - Topics in Behavioural Economics

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Course content

Subtitle - spring 2016: "Experimental Statistics and Design"

Learning outcome

Behavioral Economics seeks to enrich the standard model of the rational actor with stable preferences. Rather than assuming selfish rationality the behavior of economic agents are observed in experiments, usually in the lab but to an increasing extent in the field. This forms the basis for more elaborate theories of economic behavior where agents e.g. face problems of self-control, care about others and are influenced by reference points. The field is constantly evolving, new theories are developed and the empirical basis growing as more experiments are conducted, and the number of application is increasing. Any single course will of course never cover the entire field, but only focus on particular issues.

Admission

Students at UiO must apply for courses in StudentWeb.

This course is offered to PhD candidates at the Department of Economics.  Other candidates admitted to a PhD program may apply to take the course, but must be registered at the University of Oslo. 

Teaching

Mini Course with 14 hours teaching during one week.

Examination

Take home exam.

 

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Explanation

The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.

The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.

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Facts about this course

Credits

5

Level

PhD

Teaching

Examination

Teaching language

English