Courses Master Display 2023-2024

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Course title Economic Analysis of Behaviour
Course code EBC4237
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 15-4-2024 7-6-2024 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Thomas Dohmen
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Language of instruction English
Understand how social issues can be analysed theoretically from an economic perspective. Being able to describe behaviour in terms of choices people make (trade-offs) and market interactions that exist. Acquiring skills for developing a theoretical economic model.
In many areas of life, such as education and learning at work, many trade-offs exist and decisions have to be made. People have to choose a school, a specialization and a field of study. Schools have to decide about the content of their curriculum, class size and selection criteria. Firms might consider to offer traineeships, and training courses. And the government has to decide about the structure of the educational system, its financing and how to monitor this. The main aim of this course is to understand such complex problems and to formulate them as an economic model. Economics comprises a powerful and flexible set of tools that can be applied to analyse the consequences of social forces and market behaviour to get to grips with such problems.
Several articles (will be announced through Canvas and course manual)
This course is in transition.

The following rule applies to master Economics students who started the programme prior to academic year 2023/24.
In AY23/24 students can repeat education for EBC4237, in AY24/25 students are allowed to repeat the examination

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Education deadline: February 25, 2024
Exam deadline: May 12, 2024
Resit deadline: July 4, 2024

See the Transitional Regulations section in the Master Education and Examination Regulations for more information.

Required knowledge for this course is a basic understanding of economic models and elementary knowledge of mathematics. Students must be able to derive the maximum of a function. A bachelor degree in economics or a related field would be a perfect start for this course.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Assignment
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Transitional Regulations See prerequisites