Course syllabus E15-0005-I - Behavioral Economics (FEM - SS 2020/2021)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Behavioral Economics
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Semester: International Economics and Development - master (required), 2. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 2. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 2. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Final written exam 60 points, course work 30 points, results presentation 10 points. At least 93 points must be obtained to get A grade, at least 86 points for B grade, at least 79 points for C grade, at least 72 points for D grade and at least 64 points for E grade.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After taking this course, students will be able to recognize patterns in which human behaviour
departures from the assumptions of standard economic theory. Students will be able to explain how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible forces skew our reasoning abilities. Students will also be able to show how economic policy can be made more effective by utilizing evidence from behavioral economics. He(she) will understand his(her) own decision making and its consequences.
Course contents:
The course focus on the following topics: Violations of the Assumptions of Standard Economics; Utility Perception; Decision Making Assuming Bounded Rationality; Decision Making Failures and Market Failures; Evaluation of options and choices of policy measures
Recommended or required reading:
A Course in Behavioral Economics by Erik Angner, Palgrave Macmillan., 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0230304543
An Introduction to Behavioral Economics by Nick Wilkinson and Matthias Klaes, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0230291461
Behavioral Economics by Edward Cartwright, Routledge, New York, NY, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0415573122
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely, Harper Perennial, 2010, ISBN13 978-0-06-135324-6.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 107

44,9 %23,4 %17,8 %9,3 %
4,6 %
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Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Miroslava Rajčániová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor)
Last modification: 22. 10. 2019

Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 10/22/2019.

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