MAE215 - Behavioural Economics for Business and Policy


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1.5 hour on-campus lecture and 1 x 1.5 hour on campus seminar each week. 

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5 hour lecture recording each week and 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar in weeks 4, 7 and 11 


This unit provides an introduction to behavioural economics, drawing insights from across the social sciences to provide recommendations and solutions to business and policy issues. Topics covered include nudges, choice architecture, framing effects and loss-aversion. Utilising cutting-edge insights from experimental research, government interventions, and business case studies, we explore how a well-grounded understanding of the nuances of human behaviour can promote better decision-making in areas such as health, finance and the environment. 

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