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Experiments in Economics


justine-burns  Profesora Justin Burns, Universidad de Cape Town

18 al 29 de junio 2018
8:00 a.m.a 11:00 a.m.
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Curso en ingles

This course focuses on experiments in economics, including laboratory and field experiments, as well as key insights from the field of behavioural economics and their application to policy making. Where possible, special emphasis will be placed on issues of inequality and identity, and we will explore what can be learned from the lab in this regard. The first part of the course provides an overview of economic experiments, especially those that explore the role of fairness, generosity, trust and reciprocity in economic transactions. We will explore the impact that identity and inequality can have on fostering or undermining pro-social preferences especially in developing country contexts. In the second part of the course we will focus on recent insights from the field of behavioural economics more broadly, and how these might be incorporated into policy design and implementation so as to enhance individual and social welfare. As such, this course will be of interest to students interested in behavioural economics, institutions and development.

Prerrequisitos: Microeconomía III, Macroeconomía III y Econometría I.

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