Experimental Economics - ECO00016M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Dominic Spengler
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
    • See module specification for other years: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

to expose the students to the subject of Experimental Economics and to give an overview of some of its uses in different areas of economics, concentrating particularly on the appropriate methods.

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:


understand the methodology and scope of experimental economics.

understand how experimental economics complements other methodologies used in economics.

critically assess experimental analyses.

begin to carry out experimental studies of their own.

have an overview of the applicability of experimental economics.


Task Length % of module mark Group
University - closed examination
Experimental Economics
2 hours 100 Default
University - project
Group Project
N/A 100 A

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Experimental Economics (reassessment)
2 hours 100

Module feedback

Students will receive feedback on their closed exam within the University's Policy on Assessment Feedback Turnaround Time (20 working days).  Following the release of their marks, cohort feedback will also be published on the Departmental website and student will have the opportunity to view their exam scripts at supervised Feedback Sessions.

Indicative reading

Reading material will be suggested during the module.

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