Courses: Self Interest & Socl Behavior (ECONB140001)

Fall 2008

Class Number: 1201
I
NEW COURSE: Introduces students to an interdisciplinary, decision and
game theoretic model of social behavior where self interest may be
sought by rational choice, biological or cultural evolution.
Applications include voting, market behavior, public policy formation,
mate choice, the development of ethics, and structuring environments
to enhance cooperation. We seek a mix of students contemplating
different majors interested in an interdisciplinary approach to
considering social behavior. (May be used towards the Econ major only
with permission of the instructor.) Enrollment may be limited to 25
based on lottery designed to balance enrollments across classes. 10
seats will be held for in coming freshmen. Prerequisite: MATH B101
(or equivalent) or consent of the instructor.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1201 Div: I

Department

Economics (Web site)

Taught By

Alger,Dan

Meeting Times

TTH 10:00am-11:30am