Experimental Economics: Markets, Games And Strategic Behaviour (L1097)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The purpose of the course is to introduce you to the idea that economics, like all of the natural sciences, can be a laboratory science. You 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.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


35%: Coursework (Group presentation, Observation)
65%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: