14.13 | Spring 2020 | Undergraduate, Graduate
Psychology and Economics
Course Description
Psychology and Economics (aka Behavioral Economics) is a growing subfield of economics that incorporates insights from psychology and other social sciences into economics. This course covers recent advances in behavioral economics by reviewing some of the assumptions made in mainstream economic models, and by …
Psychology and Economics (aka Behavioral Economics) is a growing subfield of economics that incorporates insights from psychology and other social sciences into economics. This course covers recent advances in behavioral economics by reviewing some of the assumptions made in mainstream economic models, and by discussing how human behavior systematically departs from these assumptions. Applications will cover a wide range of fields, including labor and public economics, industrial organization, health economics, finance, and development economics.
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A hand holds a clear glass that contains a credit card frozen in ice.
Literally freezing your credit card in ice is a psychological tactic to help curb excessive spending. (Image by Paul Stocker on flickr. License: CC BY).