BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Behavioral Development Economics represents a step forward from mainstream development economics. Behavioral Development Economics gives a more psychologically realistic view of human behavior and acknowledges the critical role of social and psychological factors. This allows the approach to the major problems in developing countries to be more effective, as highlighted by policymaking and research focus in international development institutions and academia. Behavioral development economics is what development economics lacked to be more effective.

Topics

 

DAY 1
(5 hrs)
Introduction to Behavioral Development Economics
Social Preferences, Culture, and Development
Psychology of Poverty
Firms & Labour
DAY 2
(5 hrs)
Intercultural Mindset
Relational Dynamics
Practice Exercise
Hints for Good Enough Negotiation Practice
DAY 3
(5 hrs)
Research Methodology
Randomized Controlled Trials
Intervention
Nudges and choice architecture
DAY 4
(5 hrs)
TBC

Lecturers

– Lorenza A. Lorenzetti
– Cinzia Castiglioni
– Giuseppe Scaratti

Literature

TBC

ECTS Requirements

To successfully complete this course and obtain 4 ECTS, students have to:

– submit 4 assignments (1 per day, 12 hrs. of workload in total)
– complete an online final exam (preparation 20 hrs. of workload)
– submit a paper (48 hrs. of workload)