Università degli studi dell'Insubria

BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC POLICIES

A.A. di erogazione 2017/2018
Insegnamento obbligatorio

 (A.A. 2017/2018)
Anno di corso: 
1
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
Caratterizzante
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
40
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (40 ore)

Behavioral economics is a flourishing research program in recent economic analysis. Generally speaking, behavioral economics studies the effects of cognitive and emotional factors on individual economic behavior, and the aggregate consequences of this behavior on market equilibria and prices. Insights provided by behavioral economics have proved useful to shape public policies in fields such as saving, taxation, social security and health.
In the first part of the course, Moscati introduces the main concepts and findings of behavioral economics. In the second part, Figari discusses how these concepts and findings have been applied to public policies.

Prerequisiti: 

Basic knowledge of microeconomic and public finance theory.

Decision making under certainty and uncertainty; intertemporal choice; behavioral finance; strategic interaction and social preferences; modelling individual response to public policies; public policy applications: pension savings, poverty, income support and redistribution, taxation.

Lecture by teacher, class discussion conducted by teacher, presentation of papers by students

Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

Written exam.
It is possible to take the exam in two partial exams (mid-term exam and final exam), or in a general exam at the end of the course.

Texts
Part I (Moscati): Angner, Erik. Behavioral Economics, 2nd edition. London: Palgrave, 2016, ISBN 978-1-137-51292-5. Available at Libreria Cortina Varese or on Amazon.it.
Part II (Figari): the relevant materials for part II will be posted in http://elearning3.uninsubria.it/.

Relevant teaching materials are available in the e-learning webspace of the course.

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