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The course is suitable for recent graduates in economics, psychology and related social science or quantitative disciplines who are looking to develop a career in the fast-paced world of behavioural economics, either in the public or private sector.

As the course is offered in full-time and part-time modes, it is also suited to professionals who want to enhance their theoretical knowledge and practical skills and would benefit from an academic environment.


Behavioural economics applies psychological insights into human behaviour to investigate how people make economic decisions under various conditions of constraint (e.g. time and knowledge) and influence (e.g. social pressure). This is an important field in modern economics, and the social sciences more generally.

Behavioral economics uses an understanding of human psychology to account for why people deviate from rational action when they’re making decisions. In the model of rational action assumed. Those who pursue Behavioral Economics post-studies are mostly business, economics and psychology majors. The benefit in gaining a post graduate degree in behavioral economics is twofold: 1) to get an idea of how the market works; and, 2) to gain an understanding of how people’s minds make purchase decisions.

Commercial organisations have long known the limitations of individual decision making and they routinely use this knowledge in their commercial practices (e.g. anchoring effect of minimum payment on credit cards). The practical implications of behavioural economics are varied and significant, and acknowledged to provide a powerful and cost-effective approach to improving human welfare.

The Behavioural Economics MSc will develop your skills and knowledge to prepare you for a wide variety of roles in the private or public sector that require a solid understanding of human behaviour.

  • CodeECON2013
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Offered byResearch School of Economics
  • ANU CollegeANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subjectEconomics
  • Areas of interestPsychology, Economics, Management
  • Academic careerUGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ralf Steinhauser
  • Mode of deliveryIn Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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This course aims to teach students some techniques of behavioural economics, classical economics, and compare the two approaches. It focuses on the principles and basic models of decision-making used by both streams of economists, as well as their consequences.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students should have the knowledge and skills to:

- Understand how behavioural economists think and approach economic questions.

- Fully understand and be able to clearly express the advantages, disadvantages, criticisms and limitations of Behavioural Economics.

- Understand the tools taught in class and be able to recognise their application to the analysis of real world situations.

- Understand aspects of decision-making under uncertainty and solve simple analytical problems.

Other Information

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Indicative Assessment

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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week including but not limited to: 2 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 24 units of any courses.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Unit value:
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Behavioral Economics Masters Programs

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Behavioral Economics Masters Degree

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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Behavioral Economics Graduate Programs

Class numberClass start dateLast day to enrolCensus dateClass end dateMode Of DeliveryClass Summary
7526 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A