Thursday, January 08, 2009

Economics and Psychology Course

Below is a link to the first lecture in the series which is a relatively informal overview. The aim of this course is to introduce economics and psychology/behavioural economics to students studying both economics and psychology. As can be seen from the notes, the core topics are rationality, judgement biases and heuristics, intertemporal choice, identity motivation and incentives, emotion and economics, neuroeconomics. This leads into lectures on well-being and economics and finally the implications of all this for public policy. There will also be practical tutorials as well as several in-class experiments.

I will give lectures on this material in other venues also including some upcoming policy presentations. I am happy to exchange ideas with people who are interested in this area from all walks of life. I also welcome comments on ommissions, threads of thought and so on.

link here

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