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Aims/Description: In life we are constantly making economic decisions: whether to go to university; whether to leave a tip in a restaurant; whether to buy a house or rent; whether to declare all our income to the tax authority; whether to play the lottery; whether and how much to invest in the stock market. In this module we study economic theory and evidence related to decision-making in these different contexts with a view to understanding human decision-making, how it deviates from standard notions of economic rationality.

Restrictions on availability: ECN130

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Economics):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK