Postgraduate Course: Experimental Economics and Finance (ECNM11053)
|School||School of Economics
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| Must be registered for MSc Economics (PTMSCECNSG1F/P) & MSc Economics (Finance)(PTMSCECNF12F/3P) or by special permission of the Programme Director. Email email@example.com to enquire.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a closed course and not open to visiting students.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 4 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 100 %
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| The course introduces experimental economics and finance, with an eye toward preparing students to design experiments they can run themselves.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Jonathan Thomas
Tel: (0131 6)50 4515
|Course secretary||Miss Sophie Bryan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9905