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Experimental Economics

Level of Study

Master

Teaching semester

Irregular

Objectives and Content

This course introduces you to the methodology of experimental research in economics. You will read some of the seminal experimental economic papers and you will also be exposed to some of currently areas of research of experimental economics. The aim the course is to provide you with a solid understanding of the experimental methodology. A central part of course is to perform and report an experiment; alone or together with some of your peers.

Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate...

  • Can give an overview of economic as an experimental discipline including its history and types of experiments.

Skills

The candidate...

  • Can explain and discuss the principles of economic experiments required to design and undertake an independent experiment. Key principles are controlled variables, randomization, deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Can analyze and report the results from an experiment.

Required Previous Knowledge

ECON310 and ECON340

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Bachelor in Economics or equivalent

Access to the Course

Master¿s Programme in Economics, Professional Studies in Economics, or equivalent.

Teaching and learning methods

18 lectures

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Compulsory participation experiments
  • Individual oral presentation of the report
  • Class participation - questions to specific texts

The requirements are valid only for the current semester.

Forms of Assessment

Portfolio assessment with the following content and weight:

  • Individual or group based experiment report (50 points)
  • Individual essay (40 points)
  • Questions to specific texts (10 points)

The overall evaluation of the course is a mark based on total points you have earned.

Grading Scale

A-F

Assessment Semester

Assessment in teaching semester.

Course Evaluation

All the courses at the Department of Economics are evaluated at the end of each semester.

Contact

Contact Information

Department of Economics

studieveileder@econ.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Portfolio assessment

    Withdrawal deadline
    10.04.2020
    • Exam part: Experiment report

      Submission deadline
      24.04.2020, 12:00
    • Exam part: Essay

      Submission deadline
      12.06.2020, 12:00
    • Exam part: Questions to text