Experimental Economics - ECO00028H

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. John Bone
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Spring 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. The course will not attempt to give a comprehensive overview but will instead give a series of illustrations through particular topics.

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:

  • Know the terminology used in Experimental Economics.
  • Be knowledgeable of the use of experimental methods in different areas of Economics.
  • Know how to use experimental methods to study an economic question.
  • To get some feeling of the types of topics in economics that can be studied using experimental methods.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark Group
University - project
Project
N/A 100 Default
University - closed examination
Exam
N/A 100 B

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark Group
University - project
Project
N/A 100 Default
University - closed examination
Exam
N/A 100 B

Module feedback

Assessment and programme information is available through the VLE. Feedback on progress will be through homework submissions and feedback on module surveys.

Indicative reading

(none of which are compulsory. Advice on reading is given on the VLE site):

  • Bardsley, N. et al. (2009). Experimental Economics. Princeton University Press.
  • Camerer, C. F. (2003). Behavioural Game Theory: Experimental Studies of Strategic Interaction. Princeton University Press.
  • Carbone, E. (2007). New Development in Experimental Economics. Edward Elgar.
  • Chaudhuri, A. (2009). Experiments in Economics. Routledge.
  • Davis, D. D. & Holt, C. A. (1993). Experimental Economics. Princeton University Press.
  • Friedman, D. & Sunder, S. (1994). Experimental Methods: A Primer for Economists. Cambridge University Press.
  • Hey, J. D. (1991). Experiments in Economics. B. Blackwell.



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