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Experimental & Behavioural 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: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21

Module aims

Experimental and Behavioural Economics will consider both traditional theories and models of economics as well as alternative theories, for example by relaxing orthodox assumptions. This module will link theory with empirical implications and aims to provide an insight into the contribution of experimentation to modern economics.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, a student will understand:

  • what areas and aspects of economics -- behavioural or otherwise -- can be subject to experimentation
  • the kind of information that can be provided by experiments
  • the main methodological issues in designing and running an experiment
  • through the group project assessment, a student will have some significant experience of working as a researcher


Task Length % of module mark Group
University - closed examination
Experimental and Behavioural 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 and Behavioural 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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