Behavioural Economics

Faculteit Campus Fryslân
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode CFB026A05
Vaknaam Behavioural Economics
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar

Uitgebreide vaknaam Responsible Governance: Economics: 200-level: Behavioural Economics
Leerdoelen Upon the successful completion of this course students are able to:
- Become acquainted with behavioural extensions of the mainstream economic model of decision-making
- Learn the foundations of the experimental method in economics
- Become aware of policy innovations motivated by behavioural economics

The course focuses on the development of the following programme learning outcomes, as stated in the degree profile: A1, A2, B1, C1, C3
Omschrijving The relation between economics and psychology is becoming more intense. The emphasis within the field of economics has been on economic institutions and economic models. Economists traditionally try to predict economic developments. The financial crises have illustrated that predictions are difficult. People and institutions behave in a different way than we assume at a theoretical level. To understand behaviour of people and institutions in the real economy (“the animal spirits”) a new specialisation "Behavioural Economics” is developing. In this course students learn to explain and interpret the principles underlying decision-making and compare the nudging approach to other methods of behavior change, how to critique, design and interpret the results of experiments and design nudges and decision-tools to help people make better decisions. Understanding experimental design and interpretation is a central topic.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm nog niet bekend
Toetsvorm Assignment, Essay, Participation
Vaksoort bachelor
Docent(en) dr. ir. N.R. Faber
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Selected papers and articles.
An introduction to Behavioral Economics (2nd ed.) (2012) N. Wilkinson & M. Klaes
Entreevoorwaarden History of Economic Thinking: Theory and Models (100-level) is recommended, but not required.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership 2 semester I b keuzegroep
BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership  (Major Responsible Governance) - hele jaar Economics