Studying Behavioural and Experimental Social Science at UEA

Are we always rational when we make consumption, saving, and investment decisions?  What is a fair and efficient way to reward City bankers? Are financial markets sometimes “irrational”?  How does emotions and cognition matter when people make economic decisions? Why do people often not switch to a cheaper electricity supplier? Should we pay people to “give” blood?  What role do fairness perceptions play whenever a surplus must be divided?

These and similar questions are at the frontier of current economic research, and if you find them interesting and want to work with us on getting answers to them, then our MSc in Experimental Economics may be what you are looking for.

The MSc Experimental Economics degree offers you all the core insights from economics (similar to the MSc in Economics), and in addition the newest insights from behavioural and experimental economics. You learn about experimental research methods and non-parametric statistical techniques. These techniques are useful no matter where your future career will take you. You also have the opportunity (both as part of the modules and the dissertation) to design and run your own experiment.  You will be taught by lecturers and professors who are active experimentalists and who publish their findings in reputable international journals.