ECONOMICS 219B

PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS
SPRING 2007
Professor Stefano DellaVigna
Office: 515 Evans Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday 10-12 noon
Email:
Course Location: 639 Evans Hall
Schedule: Wednesday 12 Noon - 3:00 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


READING LIST:

  • 04/25/07 - Updated Reading List

    LECTURE NOTES:

  • 01/17/07: Lecture Notes #1: "Psychology and Economics: The Topics, the Methods, The Fields; Defaults and 401(k)s
  • 01/31/07: Lecture Notes #2: "Defaults and Present Bias; Present Bias and Consumption; Investment Goods: Homeworks"
  • 02/07/07: Lecture Notes #3: "Present Bias: Credit Cards, Health-Clubs, Consumption & Savings"
  • 02/14/07: Lecture Notes #4: "Present Bias: Consumption & Savings, Summary; Reference Dependence: Endowment Effect"
  • 02/20/07: Lecture Notes #5: "Reference Dependence: Labor Supply, Insurance"
  • 02/28/07: Lecture Notes #6: "Reference Dependence: Disposition Effect, Equity Premium, Employment and Effort; Social Preferences: Charitable Giving"
  • 03/06/07: Lecture Notes #7: "Social Preferences: Gift Exchange, From Lab to Field; Attention: eBay Auctions"
  • 03/21/07: Lecture Notes #8: "Attention: Financial Markets, Menu Effects: Introduction, 1/n Heuristics, Use of Irrelevant Information"
  • 04/11/07: Lecture Notes #9: "Attention: Outline, Menu Effects: Choice Overload, Social Pressure & Persuasion
  • 04/13/07: Lecture Notes #10: "Outline: Overoptimism, Overconfidence, Projection Bias"
  • 04/18/07: Lecture Notes #11: "Outline: Market Reaction to Biases: Behavioral Finance, Intro to Problem Set & Market Reaction to Biases: Pricing"
  • 04/25/07: Lecture Notes #12: "Outline: Market Reaction to Biases: Pricing, Corporate Decisions, Employers, Political Economy Welfare Response to Biases, Summary of Evidence & Concluding Remarks "

    PROBLEM SETS:

  • 01/22/07: Problem Set 1 Due in class on Jan. 31, 2007, Present Bias and Retirement Savings
  • 02/15/07: Problem Set 2 Due in class on Feb. 21, 2007, Reference Dependence
  • 03/13/07: Problem Set 3 Due in class on March 21, 2007, 1/N Heuristic and Limited Attention
  • 05/17/07: Empirical Problem Set [DATA, 18 MB]
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