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14.127 Behavioral Economics and Finance, Spring 2004

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Shopping mall. (Image courtesy of Nicholas Sales. Used with permission.)

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Course Description

This course surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence into economics. Topics include: prospect theory, biases in probabilistic judgment, self-control and mental accounting with implications for consumption and savings, fairness, altruism, and public goods contributions, financial market anomalies and theories, impact of markets, learning, and incentives, and memory, attention, categorization, and the thinking process.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Xavier Gabaix

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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