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Topics in Public and Behavioral Economics

Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)


The objective of the course is to give the students the possibility to study a selection of contemporary topics in public and behavioral economics in depth. Reading and discussing current research is an integral part of this course. Traditional lectures make up a small part of this course. Student centered learning activities make up a larger part of this course. Examples of topics that could be covered are welfare theory, risk aversion, income taxation and behavioral interventions. For information about the current topic see the course guide on the course web page for details (note that the topics can vary between semesters).

Prerequisites and selection


To be eligible for the course Topics in Public and Behavioral Economics, the participant must fulfill the entrance qualifications for the Master of Science programme in Economics or the Master of Science programme in Finance. For programme specific entrance requirements, see programme syllabus.