ECO3020 Behavioural Economics
|Short Description:||Behavioural Economics|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Commerce|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||091901 - Economics|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 January 2020|
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
The course introduces behavioural economics in three parts. First, a brief overview of expected utility theory and game theory sets the scene for the emergence of behavioural economics. Second, the growth of behavioural economics is traced through Richard Thaler's, "Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics". Third, the core of the behavioural economics research program, heuristics and biases, is reviewed through Daniel Kahneman's, "Thinking: Fast and Slow". The course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate a familiarity with orthodox foundations, the gradual development of behavioural economics and the core findings that constitute the underlying research program.
|Semester 1, 2020||Online|