Behavioural economics draws on insights and methods from psychology to better understand economic and business decisions. It takes economics beyond the traditional assumption of instrumental rationality, developing theories that more accurately explain and predict economic behaviour. Economic experiments are the main tool used by behavioural economists to test such theories and to investigate the underlying causes of individual and group decisions. This unit provides a hands-on coverage of experimental economics, its methods (including randomised controlled trials) and its real-world applications. It develops knowledge on how to design and conduct economic experiments as well as applying experimental economics to evaluate newly designed business strategies, public policies or nudge interventions.
|Unit name||Behavioural and Experimental Economics|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Economics and Finance|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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