ECON 456

Experimental Economics

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Introduction to the theory and practice of experimental economics using laboratory and field experiments. Students will become acquainted with state-of-the-art methods in experimental economics, including experimental design, subject sampling, laboratory techniques, and the use of financial incentives. The objectives will be pursued through the development of experiments and a review of the method's application to a number of topics of interest to economists.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 456, ECON 485 (if taken in the same topic).


  • Permission of the department.

Pre- or Co-requisites:


Undergraduate course in Economics offered by the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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