Behavioral Economics
Nicholas Chandler-Klein plus 3 Grad Students
05/21/13 - 6/11/13
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The basics of behavioral economics will be covered over the course of four lectures, each given by a different economics
graduate student, loosely based on the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
Lecture 1: Rationality, irrationality, risk, and prospect theory (Nicholas Chandler-Klein)
Lecture 2: Priming, framing, anchoring, and overconfidence (Chasya Hoagland)
Lecture 3: Laboratory experiments, auctions, and strategic games (Yunling Jocelyn Wang)
Lecture 4: Policy implications of behavioral economics (Daniel Brent)
All four lecturers are third year or above graduate students in the department of economics at the UW. All have
knowledge of popular and research literature on behavioral economics. 4 sessions.

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