Economic Analysis B
Module Code: ECU33012
Module Title: Economic Analysis B
- ECTS Weighting: 5
- Semester/Term Taught: Semester 2
- Contact Hours: 22 hours of lectures and 4 hours of tutorials
- Module Personnel: Lecturer - Profesor Martina Zanella
*Please note that this outline has not been finalised and is subject to change
Module Learning Aims
This module builds on the foundations of ECU22011 & ECU22012 Intermediate Economics, developing some of the topics from that module, and introducing some new ones.
Behavioural and Experimental Economics: departures from standard economic models such as irrationality, prospect theory and hyperbolic discounting; choice architecture; experimental methods; and analysis techniques.
Having successfully completed this module, the student will be able to:
- Be actively conversant with the terminology of behavioural and experimental economics;
- Design an economics experiment and analyse the resulting data
- Synthesize a broad range of topics in modern behavioural economics
Recommended Reading List
Behavioural Economics: Cartwright, Edward (2014), Behavioural Economics, Routledge (2nd Edn although first edition is fine). Readings and cases will be provided by the lecturer throughout the module.
Module Pre Requisite
ECU22011 & ECU22012 Intermediate Economics and ECU33011 Economic Analysis A
There will be three continuous assessment assignments contributing to the overall grade. The first will be a peer-assessed essay (35%), the second will be a practical group work project (35%) and the third a one hour, online test (30%). Late submissions that have not been agreed in writing beforehand will be penalised 10% per day.
Behavioural and Experimental Economics: Blackboard.