Spring 2023 - ECON 828 G100

Experimental Methods in Economics (4)

Class Number: 3382

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The course will deal with experimental methodology and design. A number of topics will be covered in the three main areas of experimental economics: markets, games and strategic interaction, and individual decision-making. Students will be expected to design and conduct their own experiments under the supervision of the instructor.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is a graduate-level introduction to experimental economics.  The course will be organized around topics where economics experiments have been particularly fruitful.  This will focus our discussions of how to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret economics experiments, and interface between experiments and theory.


Topics:

            Experimental Methods

            Risk and uncertainty

Bracketing, framing, attention, and random choice

Strategic behaviour

Social decisions

Institutions

Further topics to be determined

Grading

  • Written Assignments 80%
  • Presentations and class discussion 20%

Materials

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Registrar Notes:

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