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EC4024: EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS: MARKETS, INSTITUTIONS, AND PUBLIC POLICY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the methodology of experimental economics and to give an overview of some of its uses in different areas of Economics, namely the functioning of markets, the effects of institutions on the decisions of economic agents, and to address public policy issues. The course is designed so as to allow the student hands-on experience of participating in experiments.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Juergen Bracht

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the methodology of experimental economics and to give an overview of some of its uses in different areas of Economics, namely the functioning of markets, the effects of institutions on the decisions of economic agents, and to address public policy issues. The course is designed so as to allow the student hands-on experience of participating in experiments.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 8 - 11, 16 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 12 - 15

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (70%); continuous assessment (30%) consisting of in-class quizzes.

Resit: 100% resit exam, normally during resit diet.

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions and via (computer aided) online questions submitted by students prior to the tutorial.

Feedback

Feedback is given for the questions in the problem sets distributed in the lectures through the provision of sketch answers. Feedback on continuous assessment quiz(zes) provides further guidance on how to approach questions from a variety of topics covered successfully. On a less structured basis, verbal feedback is given in the tutorials.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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