Experiments in Behavioral Social Policy

Module Objectives

The students

  • acquire knowledge in theoretical and empirical research in behavioral social policy
  • become acquainted with the methodology of experimental economics
  • learn to independently analyze different aspects of behavioral social policy and to interpret scientific findings in this field carefully
  • develop the ability to apply the methodological tools to a specific question in social policy in order to arrive at an economically well-founded conclusion


The lecture provides an introduction to behavioral social policy as well as to the methodology of experimental economics. It will be discussed how theoretical and experimental analysis - for example in the field of education economics or health policy - are intertwined and mutually beneficial. Selected case studies are used to show how policy and economic consulting can also benefit from the comprehensive analysis. The exercise offers a deepening of the knowledge acquired in the lecture.


  • none
    • Recommendations: Participants should have knowledge in the areas of microeconomics and game theory.

Workload and Credit Points

56 hours attendance time and 94 learning hours incl. exam(s) / 5CP


  • Weimann, J., Brosig-Koch, J. (2019): Methods in Experimental Economics: An Introduction, Springer.

    Relevant scientific papers will be announced during the course.

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