Behavioural Economics (10084.1)
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|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Become familiar with the most important issues and concepts in behavioural economics such as understanding habit-governed behaviour and cognitive illusions;
2. Understand the tools taught in class and be able to apply them to the analysis of real world situations;
3. Demonstrate specialised skills to explain patterns of behaviour and how they relate to standard economics assumptions; and
4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the experimental method in economics and psychology.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesIntroduction to Economics, 6355, OR Foundations of Microeconomics, 9518.
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- Erik Angner (2016) A Course in Behavioral Economics, 2nd Ed., Palgrave
Many examples and exercises will be drawn from the Angner textbook. The lectures draw from the lecturer's own notes (slides and annotated comments below slides) and from select chapters in the Angner text (see chapter references in section 3). It also draws occasionally and selectively from the following reference texts:
- Edward Cartwright (2014) Behavioral Economics, 2nd Ed., Routledge
- Nick Wilkinson and Matthias Klaes (2012) An Introduction to Behavioral Economics, 2nd Ed., Palgrave
- Ananish Chaudhuri (2009) Experiments in Economics: Playing Fair with Money, Routledge
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This face to face unit has no specific participation requirements but students are expected to attend seminar presentations and participate in discussions following each presentation.
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