ECON A333, Fall 2017
Time: 10-11:15 AM
Location: 204 Rasmuson Hall
murphy 'AT' uaa.alaska.edu
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Learn more about the growing field of experimental
economics that was awarded the Nobel
Memorial Prize in Economics.
About once a week, students will actively participate
in an economics experiment. This gives students the opportunity to experience
economics first-hand and learn how people actually respond to economic
These experiments are a lot
of fun and are a great break from the typical everyday lecture format!
All majors are welcome!
Topics will include:
- How do notions of fairness and reciprocity factor
into individual economic
- Can we explain why people voluntarily contribute
to providing public goods,
maintain a common pool resource or engage in collective action?
- How and why do markets work? When do they fail?
- How do we design new markets (e.g., electricity
- How can private property rights be used to facilitate
more efficient use of our
natural resources and provide improved environmental quality?
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