Curricula and Syllabi in Experimental Economics

Xavier Gabaix, MIT

Part of the MIT OpenCourseWare site, this page supports a 2004 course on economics and psychology. The course integrates psychological insights into economic models of behaviour. It discusses the limitations of standard economic models and surveys the ways in which psychological experiments have been used to learn about preferences, cognition, and behaviour. It includes a syllabus, list of readings, lectures slides / handouts, details of assignments and problem sets.

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David Autor, Esther Duflo, MIT

Archived from a course delivered in Spring 2006, this site has lecture notes, a syllabus and assignments freely available as part of MIT OpenCourseWare.

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University of Oslo. Department of Economics

This is the website for a course on behavioural economics as taught as an advanced course at masters level by the University of Oslo since 2006. It includes details of the syllabus / reading list, assessment methods, lecture handouts and economic problems to be discussed in the seminars. Specific topics covered by the course include behavioral decision theory, time inconsistency and self-control, social preferences and fairness.

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P J Healy, Carnegie Mellon

This is a syllabus for a behavioural economics course as taught by Professor P.J. Healy of Carnegie Mellon in 2006. It includes information on the course structure, assessments and topics. It also features a short article on Defining Behavioral Economics: History and A Parable, that explores the origins of the subject.

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Simon D. Halliday, Smith College, Massachusetts

Syllabus from a Fall 2015 course based around the R language, with textbook recommendations.

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