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Curricular information is subject to change
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 policy.
- The skills required to design a behavioural policy intervention.
The topics below are indicative of the module content (subject to change)
5. Mental health
7. Financial decision making
10. Behavioural political economy
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Working in groups of 2 you will produce a 5000 word document that would guide behaviourally-informed policy in your key area of interest.||Week 9||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: A 2 hour online exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||Yes||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Presentation: Prepare a 5 minute group presentation based on your group project.||Week 12||n/a||Pass/Fail Grade Scale||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Students will receive detailed group feedback on their project and exam preparation.
|Assoc Professor Orla Doyle||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Margaret Samahita||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|