Spring 2020

Advanced Behavioral Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-407


Jakina Debnam Guzman (Section 01)


Behavioral economics is a young field which attempts to improve upon existing economic models and their attendant welfare implications by expanding the economists' toolkit to include insights from psychologists, sociologists, and other social scientists. This course offers an advanced overview of behavioral economics with special attention to the role of social preferences. At the core of the course is a focus on the theory and research methods underlying cornerstone findings in behavioral economics (e.g. loss aversion, the endowment effect, time inconsistency). Students will read and discuss current topics in behavioral economics research and complete an independent research project.

Requisite: ECON 360/361. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Debnam.

If Overenrolled: If course is overenrolled, preference will be given to Economics majors. Students may be asked to submit information about their interest in the course or background.


Attention to Research


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, Fall 2020