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Postgraduate Course: Experimental Economics and Finance (ECNM11053)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Economics CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course introduces experimental economics and finance, with an eye toward preparing students to design experiments they can run themselves.

Topics lie in two spheres: experimental methodology and major findings of strands in the literature on experimental economics and finance.

* Experimental methodology: The goal is to enable students to design and run laboratory and field experiments successfully. This section comprises both procedures commonly recognised as good practice and issues for which there is - as yet - no clear consensus. Areas include ethical concerns involving human participants, motivation of subjects and statistical techniques.

* Strands of experimental research: The goals are twofold. First, to give students an overview of the literature in experimental finance and economics. Second, to enable students to identify promising areas for future experiments. Areas include experiments designed to test economics and finance theories, experiments designed to discover stylised facts, experimental work applied to policy questions, as well as work seeking to unify experimental results.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Must be registered for MSc Economics (PTMSCECNSG1F/P) & MSc Economics (Finance)(PTMSCECNF12F/3P) or by special permission of the Programme Director. Email sgpe@ed.ac.uk to enquire.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis is a closed course and not open to visiting students.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Block 4 (Sem 2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 18, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 80 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam 100 %
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
The course introduces experimental economics and finance, with an eye toward preparing students to design experiments they can run themselves.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsexperimental economics
Contacts
Course organiserProf Miguel Costa-Gomes
Tel:
Email: v1mcgome@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Carole-Anne Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)51 1795
Email: Carole-Anne.Marshall@ed.ac.uk
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