ECON 704

Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions

This course seeks to provide theoretical and analytical tools of economics that are useful in decision making by managers. It also delivers a comprehensive understanding of how behavioral economics is applied in the corporate world. Behavioral Economics is a relatively young field, and firms have begun implementing it within the last decade. In this course, we will gain an overview of the topics in this fast-growing field by sampling the most significant and interesting contributions. This implies a lot of learning and reading, so a secondary goal of the course is to learn how to efficiently digest and communicate the content of scientific journal articles. The final project requires students to design and present their own behavioral projects.