Spring 2024 - ECON 828 G100
Experimental Methods in Economics (4)
Class Number: 2594
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
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.
Risk and uncertainty
Bracketing, framing, attention, and random choice
Further topics to be determined
Graduate status in economics or permission of the instructor.
- Written Assignments 80%
- Presentations and class discussion 20%
Access to the internet and academic journals through the SFU Library website.
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