University of Sussex Business School

Experimental Economics: Markets & Games (L1097)

Experimental Economics: Markets, Games And Strategic Behaviour

Module L1097

Module details for 2019/20.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the idea that economics, like all of the natural sciences, can be a laboratory science. Students will study the role laboratory experiments can play in testing economic theories, as well as suggesting new ones. This will be achieved through a series of topics in experimental economics, including market experiments, individual decision making experiments, and game theory experiments.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate understanding of the methodological foundations of experimental economics, including designing controlled economic environments, and the issues of internal and external validity.

Demonstrate familiarity with common experimental design practices in economics and finance as reflected in the topics covered on this module.

Understand and evaluate experimental design and experimental results reported in the experimental economics literature.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT1 Week 11 75.00%
ObservationT1 Week 11 25.00%
Take Away paperSemester 1 Assessment60.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours11111111100
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours01111111110
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour00000000010

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Matthew Embrey

Assess convenor, Convenor

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