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EC989 - Behavioural Economics

  • Module code: EC989
  • Module name: Behavioural Economics
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 15, 18

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To broaden students' knowledge of how psychological and experimental findings influence economic modelling, especially in relation to preferences and judgement in situations involving risk and time. To broaden students' knowledge of the way models and theories are empirically or experimentally tested.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should have the theoretical and empirical tools and knowledge to analyse the problems and particularities related to individual Behaviour and Economic Choices that cannot be explained by the standard Economic rational agent-based theory.

Timetabled teaching activities

18 Lecture hours and 4 Support and Feedback classes.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EC989-15)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%
B (Examination only) 2 hour examination (May) 100%
18 CATS (Module code: EC989-18)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%
B (Examination only) 2 hour examination (May) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Finance and Economics (LN1J) - Year 2