Spring 2025

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 300/301. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Debnam Guzman.

How to handle overenrollment: 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.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Quantitative work, independent research

Course Materials


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2025