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Last update 26-10-2014
HU Credits: 4

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: Economics

Semester: Yearly

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dan Ben-Moshe

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: by appointment

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Dan Ben-Moshe

Course/Module description:
This course is a two-semester course on research in experimental economics. The purpose
of the course is for students to gain experience in how economists actually do research,
to conduct an experiment, and to write a seminar paper using data obtained from their
experiment and some basic econometric techniques.

Course/Module aims:
We will learn some of the basic statistical and econometric methods used in experimental economics and discuss papers in experimental economics. You are expected to read articles in English, discuss them in class, and think about what area you would like to do your research paper.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Read papers in economics. Gain experience in conducting economic research. Create and present powerpoint presentations. Write a research paper.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures and individual meetings.

Course/Module Content:
Introduction, randomization
Basic econometrics / statistics, randomization
Lab experiments: Bargaining, fairness, priming, anchoring etc.
Field experiments: Peer pressure, tracking, signaling etc.
Computer lab

Required Reading:

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 5 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 95 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.