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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: