1. Course page is on line (2/20)
  2. Since there is an uncertainty regarding university's re-opining time, I would like to continue our lectures as much as possible. In doing so, I re-organized the course contents and moved up the ones you can study by yourself first. As Week 4 task, please read the attached book "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely, and review the slide, which was prepared based on the book. This is a fun book to read, and hopefully, it will contain many hints regarding your course project. You are reponsible for these self-study contents for exams. Enjoy the reading! (3/18)

Course Syllabus

Project Instruction (including Presentations, Final Report)

Senin Kararin mi? (Basic Behavioral Economics contents explained in Turkish)

Lecture Slides: (requires username; password)

Week1 : Introduction  (video)

Week 2: Judgment, Rationality, DM Errors [Video1, Video2, Video3, Video4]

Week 3: week2 continued; Utilities + Errors

Week 4: Consumer Behavior (ppt file); Read "Predictably Irrational"; Take this course

Week 5: Nudge (ppt), Nudge (pdf);

               Read "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness"

              Refer to: OECD report (2017) : Behavioral Insights and Public Policy

              (Extra fun materials: ted talks on self-control; procrastination )

Week 6: Heuristic Judgment 1 (Availability, Anchoring and Adjustment) (ppt, pdf); zoom session part 1, part2, part3; Ted talks Bill Gates

Week 7: Heuristic Judgment 2 (Representativeness) (ppt, pdf); zoom session part1, part2, part3

Week 8: 1st Presentation zoom session part1, par2, part3, part 4 (4th session failed to convert....)

Week 9: 23 Nisan

Week 10: Anomalies (1) (ppt, pdf), Recordings in zoom part1, part2, part3

Week 11: Midterm Exam

Week 12: Logistic Regression Models, R codes (logit, ordered logit, multinomial logit), Recordings in zoom part1, part2, part 3

Week 13: Anomalies (2) (ppt, pdf), Recordings in zoom part1, part2, part3

Week 14: Prospect Theory (ppt, pdf), Handout, Recordings in zoom part1, part2, part3

Week 16: Project Presentations (part1, part2 ; unfortunately part 3 failed to convert from zoom file...)




List of Graduate Schools in Behavioral Economics around the world

Behavioral Economics Guide 2014

Behavioral Economics Guide 2015

Behavioral Economics Guide 2016

Behavioral Economics Guide 2017

OECD Report on Behaviral Economics