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EC4406   Experimental Economics

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The purpose of this module is to expose students to the methodology of experimental economics and to give an overview of some of its uses in different areas of economics. The areas of experimental economics covered are the study of markets, the study of public choice issues, and individual choice behaviour. The module is designed so as to allow the student hands-on experience of participating in demo experiments in the tutorials/laboratories. Students' understanding of key economic concepts will be deepened through the lens of experimental economics. The module will develop students applied skills as students will learn how to summarize and interpret data from an economics experiment.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Economics Honours Adviser

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take EC4506 or take EC4606

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. 2 x Class Tests 25%) = 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Professor M A d C Costa Gomes
Module teaching staff: Prof Miguel Costa-Gomes