Second-Year Behavioural Economics, University of Oxford, Michaelmas Term, 2017

Instructor: Professor Vincent Crawford (co-taught with Johannes Abeler (convenor) and Pawel Dziewulski; please also see their pages for this course, linked on the Department's course page).


Office hours: By email appointment, usually at All Souls unless appointment is close to class time.


Course materials (this section includes all materials that are directly relevant to the Michaelmas 2017 offering; course materials from earlier offerings that have not been superseded are also linked below).

(See also the older slides at Present-Bias and Time-Inconsistency in Intertemporal Choice (pdf), which contain some example applications not included in the newer slides)

(See also the older slides at Mugs, Cabs, and Reference-Dependence (pdf), which go into more detail on evidence; and the more recent slides at pp. 48-117 of Structural and Nonparametric Econometrics (pdf), or Ian Crawford's slides at Nonparametric Analysis of Reference-Dependence, which discuss a nonparametric approach to modelling reference-dependence from a paper in progress by Laura Blow, Ian Crawford, and Vincent Crawford.)



(See also the older slides at Introduction to Behavioral Game Theory (pdf))

(See also pp. 1-47 of Structural and Nonparametric Econometrics, and also the older slides at Strategic Thinking (pdf), which contains applications not included in the newer slides) 



You might also find the rest of Colin Camerer's and my slides from the 2015 Royal Economic Society's Easter School, some of which are linked above, of interest.  


Course materials from earlier offerings in 2010-16 that have not been superseded; but not directly relevant to the Michaelmas 2017 offering

2013 Syllabus (pdf)

Survey on Decisions (pdf)

Lecture Slides on Behavioural Uncertainty (pdf)

Lecture Slides on Behavioural Judgement (pdf)

"Wall Street self-defense: Born Suckers: The Greatest Wall Street Danger of All: You," by Henry Blodget, Slate, December 14, 2004 (amusing optional reading; html)


"Meet Hollywood's Latest Genius: Then again, in 6 months he could be a loser. Box-office success is more random than you may think," by Leonard Mlodinow, LA Times, July 2, 2006 (amusing optional reading;(html)

Additional Practice Problems on Decisions (many not directly relevant to current offering; pdf)

Bargaining (pdf)

Learning (pdf)

Survey on Games (pdf)

Vincent Crawford / University of Oxford Department of Economics/last modified 1 August 2017

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