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GSBGEN646

Behavioral Economics and the Psychology of Decision Making

Graduate School of Business GSB - Graduate School of Business

Course Description

This seminar examines research on the psychology of judgment and choice. Although the normative issue of how decisions should be made is relevant, the descriptive issue of how decisions are made is the main focus of the course. Topics of discussion include choice, judgment heuristics and biases, decision framing, prospect theory, mental accounting, context effects, task effects, regret, and other topics. The goal of the seminar is twofold: to foster a critical appreciation of existing knowledge in behavioral decision theory, to develop the students' skills in identifying and testing interesting research ideas, and to explore research opportunities for adding to that knowledge.

Grading Basis

GLT - GSB Letter Graded

Min

3

Max

3

Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?

No

Course Component

Seminar

Enrollment Optional?

No