UE681 - Experiments in Economics

Type d'UE
Séminaires DE/MC
Disciplines
Économie
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anglais français
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Économie Économie politique Histoire économique et sociale Philosophie sociale
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There are a number of different experiments in economics. In particular, there is a difference between behavioural economics on the one hand, the branch of economics that links in particular psychology and economics, and experimental economics on the other hand. The latter tests market mechanisms and incentive structures on individual behaviour. Experiments also concern neuroscientific research in economics. The experimental literature in economics has become a standard way of reasoning in economics and is a perfect tool to bridge over to other disciplines in the social sciences concerned with individual decision-making and its consequences.

We will discuss some key results of the experimental and behavioural literature and indicate how these results have influenced and/or challenged economic theory. This will obviously concern some references to typical and repeatedly observed “biases” in rational decision-making in the behavioural literature. We will also discuss the notion of ecological rationality and what this means in the experimental literature. We will elaborate some more methodological and epistemological questions, in particular concerning the external validity of experiments.

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Cette UE n'est rattachée à aucune formation de master.

  • Miriam Teschl [référent·e]   maîtresse de conférences, EHESS / Aix-Marseille Sciences économiques (AMSE)
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  • Miriam Teschl [référent·e]   maîtresse de conférences, EHESS / Aix-Marseille Sciences économiques (AMSE)

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Description


Type d'UE
Séminaires DE/MC
Disciplines
Économie
Page web
-
Langues
anglais français
Mots-clés
Économie Économie politique Histoire économique et sociale Philosophie sociale
Aires culturelles
-

There are a number of different experiments in economics. In particular, there is a difference between behavioural economics on the one hand, the branch of economics that links in particular psychology and economics, and experimental economics on the other hand. The latter tests market mechanisms and incentive structures on individual behaviour. Experiments also concern neuroscientific research in economics. The experimental literature in economics has become a standard way of reasoning in economics and is a perfect tool to bridge over to other disciplines in the social sciences concerned with individual decision-making and its consequences.

We will discuss some key results of the experimental and behavioural literature and indicate how these results have influenced and/or challenged economic theory. This will obviously concern some references to typical and repeatedly observed “biases” in rational decision-making in the behavioural literature. We will also discuss the notion of ecological rationality and what this means in the experimental literature. We will elaborate some more methodological and epistemological questions, in particular concerning the external validity of experiments.

Le programme détaillé n'est pas disponible.


Master


Cette UE n'est rattachée à aucune formation de master.


Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
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Informations pratiques
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Direction de travaux des étudiants
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Réception des candidats
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Pré-requis
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