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The Economics of Irrationality

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-208

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Faculty

Collin B. Raymond (Section 01)

Description

This course will introduce students to the field of behavioral economics, which combines insights from psychology with the tools of economics.  We will review some of the major findings in behavioral economics, and try to understand their implications for market outcomes and government policies.  In doing so, we will review both academic papers as well as popular non-fiction in the field.

Requisite: ECON 111/111E.  Limited to 35 students. Spring semester.  Professor Raymond.

If Overenrolled: Students may be asked to describe their academic background and interest in the course. The class will be selected to achieve a group with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. Some preference will be given to economics majors.

Offerings

2016-17: Offered in Spring 2017