實驗經濟學 (Experimental Economics: Behavioral Game Theory)

Start Date: 12/01/2019

Course Type: Common Course

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在解賽局均衡時,「優勢 ( dominance ) 」是一個非常重要的觀念,即:一個策略如果「在任何情況下都比另一策略差」,就不應該用,因為它無論如何都不會極大化你的報酬。然而你自己會不會遵守極大化、使用優勢策略,跟「你相信別人會不會遵守極大化、使用優勢策略」不太一樣,因為後者牽涉到你對別人行為的「信念」。如果人們對別人理性的程度沒有足夠信心,他們實際在做決策時就可能不會按照優勢可解賽局的預測來做。在這個禮拜的課程中,我們將會討論人們在輪流出招的優勢可解賽局中的行為。我們首先會討論Beard and Beil的實驗及其相關研究,接下來我們會看看人們在蜈蚣賽局中的行為是否與理論相符,最後,我們會討論機制設計與人們在「髒臉賽局」中的行為。

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人是否會如同理論經濟學的預測進行決策?這門課將透過每週的課程影片以及課後作業帶你了解實驗經濟學的基本概念。每週將會有習題練習以及指定閱讀的期刊論文。你將會參與一些線上的實驗、報告論文並且互評其他同學的

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Behavioral economics Behavioral game theory, Invented by Colin Camerer, analyzes interactive strategic decisions and behavior using the methods of game theory, experimental economics, and experimental psychology. Experiments include testing deviations from typical simplifications of economic theory such as the independence axiom and neglect of altruism, fairness, and framing effects. On the positive side, the method has been applied to interactive learning and social preferences. As a research program, the subject is a development of the last three decades.
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Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics The Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering behavioral and experimental economics. It was established in 1972 as the Journal of Behavioral Economics, and was renamed the Journal of Socio-Economics in 1991. It obtained its current name in 2014. The editor-in-chief is Ofer Azar (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev). According to the "Journal Citation Reports", the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 0.340.
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