MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. UEA, in collaboration with the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) and its computerised laboratory are dedicated to teaching and research in experimental economics, and is one of a very small number of Economics departments in the UK equipped to carry out such work.
Study includes compulsory modules in econometric theory, applied econometrics and behavioural and experimental economics, as well as writing a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic. In addition to core components, the course introduces students to experimental methods in economics. Specialist modules consider the potential role/scope of experimentation in economics, and the methodology of experiments and experimental design. A variety of experimental studies are reviewed and students will be provided with an opportunity to design and conduct their own experiments. Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams.
Academics who teach this course include some world-leading experimental economists. Teaching in UEA's School of Economics is informed by cutting edge research and practice; members of academic staff advise the European Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and other institutions, and their day-to-day experience in the running of competition policy gives a practical angle to the academic rigour of their teaching.
This course is for those who aim to gain employment as economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry and international agencies. It is also suitable for those seeking PhD enrolment or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics.