ECN312 Behavioral Economics (Fall, Spring)

Behavioral economics aims to increase the explanatory power of economic theories by revising the assumptions and models on which they are based, and placing them on a more realistic psychological foundation. This then allows more accurate predictions to be made from such behavioral theories. The course adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, which encompasses evolutionary biology and neuroscience, as well as psychology and sociology, demonstrating that various sciences contribute towards an understanding of human behaviour. Prereq: introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics course (ECN 101/102 or 203).

Department: Economics

Location: London

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3