Over the last 30 years, psychologists and economists have gained a deeper understanding of what motivates people, how they process information, and what non-economic features of the choice environment influence decisions. This seminar builds on this recent work of Behavioral Economics and allows the student to develop a hands-on approach and use behavioral economics to change people behavior. Emphasis will be on presenting and discussing specific topics in this literature: for instance, applications on health, education, dishonesty, environment, charitable giving, voting, saving and spending.
After completing the course, you should be able to:
Kick-off meeting: Monday August 31, 2020.
Please connect on my Zoom at 13:15. I will introduce the course (learning outcomes, deadlines, presentation days, expectations, etc.) and give you some advice). Here my slides and here a Google spreadsheet (more info during the meeting).
For those of you that are still looking for an idea, I suggest you give a look at my other two courses:
Last semester I have also taught a course for PhD students that can be relevant for you too: Advice to Young Economists
Resources to improve your writing:
- Software ProWritingAid
- English Communication for Scientists (Nature)
- Writing tips from Monash University
- Scientific writing (Duke University)
- Cochrane’s writing tips (useful for writing Master and PhD theses)
- Mankiw’s advice on “how to write well” for a general audience
- The Economist style guide
- Some exercises to improve your writing
- Greene, A. E. (2013). Writing Science in Plain English.
- Williams’ Ten Principles for Writing Clearly
- Orwell’s Six Rules
- Revising your manuscript in 7 steps
- Nikolov, P. (2013). Writing Tips For Economics
- McCloskey, D. N. (2019). Economical Writing: Thirty-five Rules for Clear and Persuasive Prose.
In what follows I want to share some interesting talks that I hope will inspire you for the choice of the topic.
There are many other intersting videos on differnt topics. If interested, you can start to watch this list.
Finally, a series of online lectures that may interest you