Economics 2030: Psychology and Economics

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Economics 2030. Psychology and Economics

Catalog Number: 3828
Spring 2014-2015
David I. Laibson and Andrei Shleifer
Location: Emerson 108
Meeting Time: W., 1-3 pm
Exam Group: 8
Explores economic and psychological models of human behavior. Topics include bounded rationality, intertemporal choice, decision making under uncertainty, inference, choice heuristics, and social preferences. Economic applications include asset pricing, corporate finance, macroeconomics, labor, development, and industrial organization.

Note: Primarily for graduate students but open to undergraduates.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of multivariable calculus and econometrics.

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