Module Details for the Academic Year 2017/2018

ECON42390 Behavioural E'mics:Policy Apps

This module provides a comprehensive overview of the application of behavioural economics in public policy and regulation. The module reviews core concepts in behavioural economics with particular relevance to public policy. We examine a range of case studies in the application of behavioural economics in key areas such as environment, health, retirement saving, law reform, and several others. We examine the key ethical aspects of policies based on behavioural evidence and provide detailed instruction on the key areas of thought on the debate about the deployment of different types of influence techniques in public policy.
At the end of the module, we hope students attain the following learning outcomes:

- Knowledge of key case studies and policy applications of behavioural economics across key domains

- Knowledge of key debates on the merits and demerits of different approaches to behaviourally informed law and regulation.

- Critical awareness of ethical and legal aspects of behavioural policy intervention. 
Item Workload
Autonomous Student Learning 80 hours
Lectures 24 hours
Description FINAL Timing
Essay :< Description > 30% of Final Grade Week 10
Examination :< Description > 70% of Final Grade 2 Hour End Of Semester Exam
Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible. 
Curricular information is subject to change