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ECON5008: Behavioural Economics

This unit builds on prior studies of microeconomics by introducing key concepts in Behavioural Economics. The implications of these departures from neoclassical economics will be explored for a range of topics, which may include financial decision-making, wage and incentive contracts, public policy, and charitable giving.

Code ECON5008
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
(ECON5001 or ECON5040 or ECON6701) and (ECMT5001 or ECMT6702 or QBUS5001)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand key behavioural economics findings and the most important ways of integrating them into standard economic models
  • LO2. think critically about behavioural economic concepts and modelling techniques
  • LO3. present a behavioural economics paper to an audience of other students, and answer questions about it.
  • LO4. analyse and solve problems using behavioural economics models
  • LO5. think critically about the economics, business, and societal significance of behavioural economics findings, concepts, and models.