Module Catalogues

Behavioural Economics

Module Title Behavioural Economics
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

This module aims to introduce students to behavioural economics methods and its perspectives.  The student is presented with some of the main contributions of behavioural economics research to economic theory. This module will prepare students for the study of more technical modules in behavioural or experimental analysis in the future.

Learning outcomes

Student completing the module successfully should be able to:
A) Critically evaluate the axioms on which mainstream economics is based.
B) Understand how Behavioural Economics augments traditional economic analysis.
C) Critically assess key contributions to the Behavioural Economics literature.

Method of teaching and learning

The module will be delivered by a combination of lectures and tutorials. Lectures will be designed to provide essential information and introduce students to the basic tools and concepts of behavioural economics and related issues. Tutorials will be delivered to supplement the lectures and to discuss selected topics in detail.