The course aims to give an introduction to behavioural economics, giving students the basic concepts regarding experimental method applied to social sciences. Each topics provides an insight into the role played by irrationality in affecting human decisions, with specific focus on economic domain.

It provides the critique of behavioural economics to the standard neoclassical theories. A main goal consists in learning the various methodologies adopted by behavioral researchers such as laboratory experiments, empirical analysis, interviews and theoretical models.

The first part od the course 2015/16 (lectured by Giorgio Rampa) serves as introduction ad motivation, reviewing some problems with standard Microeconomics (especially under uncertainty and strategic interaction), and proposing a way of modeling human reasoning and choice by means of neural networks.