14.160 Behavioral Economics

Class Info

Covers recent theory and empirical evidence in behavioral economics. Topics include deviations from the neoclassical model in terms of (i) preferences (present bias, reference dependence, social preferences), (ii) beliefs (overconfidence, projection bias), and (iii) decision-making (cognition, attention, framing, persuasion), as well as (iv) market reactions to such deviations. Applications will cover a large range of fields, including labor and public economics, industrial organization, health economics, finance, and development economics.

This class has 14.122 as a prerequisite.

14.160 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by F. Schilbach and A. Banerjee.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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