MGRECON 787 - Behavioral Economics

Course Description

Behavioral economics and the closely related field of behavioral finance, couple scientific research on the psychology of decision making with economic theory to better understand what motivates investors, employees, and consumers.  This course will be based heavily on my own research. We will examine topics such as how emotion rather than cognition determines economic decisions, “irrational” patterns of how people think about money and investments, how expectations shape perceptions, economic and psychological analyses of dishonesty by presumably honest people, and how social and financial incentives combine to motivate labor by everyday workers and CEOs alike. This highly interdisciplinary course will be relevant to students with interests in General Management, Behavioral Finance, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and Marketing.

Enrollment in Behavioral Economics is open to Daytime MBA 1st and 2nd year Fuqua students.