Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

School

Economics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours

Incompatible

ECON2400

Prerequisite

EC101 or 121 or ECON1010

Recommended prerequisite

Course coordinator

A/Prof P. Earl

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

Examines approaches to economics of consumers and firms based upon applications of psychology and studies of actual behaviour in complex, uncertain and rapidly changing environments. Examines the policy implications of these contributions and includes coverage of recent work on the economics of happiness. The significance of behavioural economics was acknowledged by Nobel Prizes awarded to Herbert Simon (1978) and Daniel Kahneman (2002) and it has become widely taught in the past decade. The unit will be taught in a way that aims to develop critical thinking skills rather than focusing on mathematical techniques.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile