Università degli studi dell'Insubria

SEMINAR: BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

A.A. di erogazione 2015/2016
Insegnamento opzionale

 (A.A. 2015/2016)

Docenti

L'insegnamento è condiviso, tecnicamente "mutuato" con altri corsi di laurea, consultare il dettaglio nella sezione Mutuazioni
Anno di corso: 
1
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
A scelta dello studente
Settore disciplinare: 
ECONOMIA POLITICA (SECS-P/01)
Crediti: 
3
Ciclo: 
Terzo Trimestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
20
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (20 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. Behavioral models typically integrate insights from psychology with standard economic theory based on utility maximization, and are often based on experimental evidence. Behavioral finance is a subfield of behavioral economics that studies the effects of psychological factors on financial decisions and, at the aggregate level, the equilibrium prices of financial assets. The course surveys past and present research in behavioral economics and finance. At the end of it, the student will be familiar with the main concepts, methods, and theories of this important area of recent economic research.

Basic knowledge of microeconomic theory.

COURSE CONTENT
The topics of the course include: prospect theory; preference reversal and other anomalies in individual choice; anomalies in strategic behavior (games); social preferences; new and old theories of bounded rationality; the equity premium puzzle and other anomalies in financial markets; behavioral finance.

MATERIALS
A list of readings will be provided at the beginning of the course. All reading materials will be posted in a Dropbox file.

RULES
Participants are requested to read in advance the assigned materials, come to virtually all meetings, and present reading items and actively participate to discussions.

FORMAT
Participants present one article or some of the chapters scheduled for that meeting (15-25 minute for each presentation). What is required is not a formal power-point presentation, but a discursive presentation of the main claims/topics/features of the text at issue. Discussion after each presentation and possibly final discussion.

ASSESSMENT
The assessment of the student’s performance will be based on paper presentations and participation to class discussion.

A list of readings will be provided at the beginning of the course. All reading materials will be posted in a Dropbox file.

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