Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Total Time Commitment: Not available
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Not offered in 2013
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Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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Behavioural economists develop formal models of human behaviour that are more psychologically realistic than standard economic models. This subject introduces students to research demonstrating departures from perfect rationality and self-interested behaviour, and to formal models of behaviour that were developed in response to these findings. Particular topics will include present-biased preferences, reference-dependence, loss-aversion, belief biases, social-preferences, framing, and happiness research. Implications to public policy would also be considered.
A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%) and an essay of approximately 3000 words (30%).
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You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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