14.13 Psychology and Economics
Introduces the theoretical and empirical literature of behavioral economics. Examines important and systematic departures from the standard models in economics by incorporating insights from psychology and other social sciences. Covers theory and evidence on time, risk, and social preferences; beliefs and learning; emotions; limited attention; and frames, defaults, and nudges. Studies applications to many different areas, such as credit card debt, procrastination, retirement savings, addiction, portfolio choice, poverty, labor supply, happiness, and government policy. Students participate in surveys and experiments in class, review evidence from lab experiments, examine how the results can be integrated into models, and test models using field and lab data.
This class has 14.01 as a prerequisite.
14.13 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by F. Schilbach.
Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E52-164.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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