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Experimental Economics *

Name of module: Experimental Economics *

Exam number: 5012

Semester/Trimester: Semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective course): Wahlpflicht

Frequency of module offer: Summer semester 2009

Prerequisites: Registration via email ( until 15.04.2009. Orientierungsphase should be completed.

Applicability of module for other modules and study programmes:
Serviceveranstaltung für Studierende der Kultur- bzw. Rechtswissenschaften

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Friedel Bolle

Name of the professor: Dr. Philipp Otto, Claudia Vogel

Language of teaching: englisch

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 5

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung, Seminar etc.): 37,5 Std.; Selbststudium: 112,5 Std.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
It is possible to earn a course requirement (Eigenleistungsschein). Provided that you successfully write a term paper and present it to the class.

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Eins

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Experiments have become a useful method to study economic questions and allow testing the validity of theories. Students get to know different classes of experiments and their implications for economic theory. Analyzing the design and procedures of experiments enables students to critically evaluate the findings of these studies and the conclusions drawn for economic theory.
By assisting in current experimental research projects students learn more about the research methods in this field.

Contents of the module:
- Introduction of Experimental Research
- Bargaining Experiments
- Ultimatum and Dictator Games
- Prisoners Dilemma and Public Goods Experiments

Teaching and learning methods:

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Will be announced at the first meeting.

Further information:
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