Spring 2022 - ECON 428 D100

Seminar in Experimental and Behavioural Economics (3)

Class Number: 4032

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 2507, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2022
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    WMC 3253, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 302, ECON 305, both with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This is a seminar course covering topics in behavioural and experimental economics, and their implications for economic, business, markets, and policy. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

The goal of this course is to learn the field of behavioural economics.  Classes will discuss the evidence against “standard” economic models, the “behavioural” models designed to accommodate the evidence, and the empirical puzzles in economics that behavioural models can help explain.  Some attention will also be given to the implications of behavioural economics for business decisions and public policy. 

Topics: Failures of maximization, attention, framing, and intertemporal choice. 

 

Grading

  • Written Assignments 60%
  • Tests 30%
  • Participation 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no required textbook.  Required readings will primarily consist of articles from economics journals.  Students are assumed to have access to journals and major news outlets through the SFU library.


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.