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Course name Seminar: Current issues in behavioral economics
Subtitle Module: Business & Management
Course number lv2993
Semester WiSe 22/23
Current number of participants 28
maximum number of participants 30
Entries on waiting list 10
Home institute Institut für Digital Economics (W-5)
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Next date Tue., 06.12.2022 16:00 - 17:30, Room: (H - 0.07)
Pre-requisites None
Learning organisation ▪ First meeting (Introduction to course and procedures): 18 October 2022
▪ Second meeting (Questions and clarifications): 25 October 2022
▪ Start date of the presentations and comments: 15 November 2022 (chapter 1)
Each session will deal with one chapter of the book, starting with the group presentation followed by the comments.
Performance record Presentation
You will work on a chapter of the book by Caplan (2018). Allocation of the topics will be done via Stud.IP. Details will be announced in the first meeting. Evaluation will be based on the following elements:
▪ 20 min group presentation (up to 3 students)
▪ 10 min comment
You can find more information in uploaded syllabus.
Miscellanea Admission
You can sign up to the course in Stud.IP. Please note that you are expected to attend the first session, otherwise we may sign you out of the course in order to grant admission to students from the waiting list.
In order to participate in the course, you will have to select chapters to present in the group presentation and to discuss in the comment. Please make your chapter selections as soon as possible after the first meeting, but at the latest by the end of 8 November 2022. Later selections will not be accepted. Procedures will be explained in the first meeting.
ECTS points 2

Course location / Course dates

(H - 0.07) Tuesday: 16:00 - 17:30, weekly (12x)


The goal of the seminar is to discuss current issues in behavioral economics and to shed light on their relationship to economic theory and our own behavior. Students will first read a current popular science book as well as the relevant scientific literature. Then the individual topics will be presented and critically discussed during the seminar. Furthermore, students will develop individual research questions. This term, we will read the following book: Caplan, B. (2018). The Case against Education. Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money. Princeton University Press. Available online (VPN connection to TUHH network may be required): https://katalog.tub.tuhh.de/Record/167815086X

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