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ECO3020 Behavioural Economics

Short Description: Behavioural Economics
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 091901 - Economics
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: ECO1000

Other Requisites

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


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 28 November 2021