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BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS


 

Description


The Behavioral Economics program, offered by the University of Bucharest through the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, aims to developspecialists in the areas of decision making processes and strategic interactions, by the means of a comprehensive approach of the mechanisms which govern economic behaviour.
The program is intended for those who wish to improve their abilities in areas such as management, interdisciplinary analysis of economic and social phenomena, as well as counselling and consulting both on an individual and organizational level.
Furthermore, apart from the practical skills that the students will study, they will also be involved in specific activities with regard to interdisciplinary research.
All the activities pertaining to the organization of the program will be in English. This will be done so as to facilitate the involvement of international specialists and the teaching of a curriculum which is up to date with the latest developments in the field. 
Disciplines
-          Microeconomics with Behavioral Tracks
-          Behavioral Phenomenology: Across the History of Psychology
-          Behavioral Research Methods
-          Social Cognition
-          Behavioral Finance
-          Decision Theory and Decision Making
-          Behavioral Game Theory
-          Consumer psychology
-          Experimental Economics
-          Introduction to Neurosciences
-          Neuroeconomics
-          Health Economics
 
Admission
The admission for the program will consist of a written examination and an interview (each with a weight of 50% from the final grade) so as to evaluate the knowledge of the candidates. In order to ensure that the applicants have sufficient knowledge of the language, the admission process will be entirely in English.
The masters program welcomes students from different backgrounds and a degree in the area of social sciences is not mandatory; the only pre-requisites are an interest in behavioural economics and the desire to develop abilities and competencies specific to this subject.   
Required bibliography:
·         Microeconomics(6th edition)
Robert Pindyck, Daniel Rubinfeld
2005, Prentice Hall
Chapter 1: Preliminaries http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/bp/bp_pindyck_micro_6/chapter_content/chapters/pindyck_micro06_text_01.pdf
Chapter 2: The basics of supply and demand
http://media.pearsoncmg.com/ph/bp/bp_pindyck_micro_6/chapter_content/chapters/pindyck_micro06_text_02.pdf
 
·         An Introduction to Behavioral Economics (2nd edition)
Nick Wilkinson, Matthias Klaes
2012, Palgrave MacMillan
 
Chapter 1: Nature of Behavioral Economics
http://www.palgrave.com/PDFs/9780230291461.pdf
 
·         Introduction to psychology (11th edition)
Atkinson, R.L., Atkinson, R.C., Smith, E.E., & Bem D.J.
2002, Editura Tehnică
Chapter 6: Awareness and its altered states: Aspects of awareness, Dissociated awareness, pages 240-247,
Chapter 14: Theory and assessment of personality: Trait theory approach on personality, Psychoanalytical approach on personality, Social learning approach on personality, Phenomenological approach on personality, pages 612-642,
Chapter 18: Social beliefs and attitudes: The intuitive science of social beliefs, The attitudes, pages 826-850,
Chapter 19: Social interaction and influence: Presence of others, Interpersonal influence, Group decision, pages 864-907.
Number of open positions: 50, of which 7 are state funded and 43 with tuition fee.
Job Opportunities:
-          Multinational organizations
-          Public institutions
-          Consulting companies
-          Market analyst
-          Decision support system (DSS) designer
-          Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
 

Academic Staff



Prof.univ.dr. DRUICĂ ELENA
Profesor MUSSO FABIO
Prof.univ.dr. VÂLSAN CĂLIN
Conf.univ.dr. CREȚU ROMEO
Conf.univ.dr. JDERU GABRIEL
Conf.univ.dr. NEDELCEA CĂTĂLIN
Conf.univ.dr. POPA MARIAN
Lect.univ.dr. COJOCARU CAMELIA
Lect.univ.dr. HERMAN RADU
Lect.univ.dr. ROTĂRESCU VIOLETA


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