- Behavioral Economics (University of Vienna, Graduate in English): Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019.
This course is part of the elective cycle of the Master in Economics program. The focus is acutely different from standard behavioral economics courses. Rather than reviewing experimental and empirical findings, I focus on axioms of choice and how their violations and substitutions yield different representations of preference. This special focus allows students to get acquainted with state-of-the art theories of behavioral economics, e.g. Rank-Dependent Utility, Cumulative Prospect Theory, Source Dependence, Hyperbolic discounting, Inequality Aversion, while at the same time appreciate the normative relevance of standard theories of economic behavior.
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- Introduction to Behavioral Economics (University of Vienna, Undergraduate in English): Fall 2017, Fall 2018.
This course is part of the elective cycle of the Bachelor in Economics program. The focus is on experimental and empirical findings that violate standard theories in economics and the formulation of theories that can account for these behaviors. Students are not only acquainted with basic theories of behavioral economics (Original Prospect Theory, Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting, and Inequality Aversion), but also understand their problems, which endows them a critical view of the field.
- The world challenge of poverty (University, of Vienna, Undergraduate in English): Winter 2020, Winter, 2019, Spring 2018.
This course is part of the elective cycle of the Bachelor program in Economics. We start by studying the different definitions poverty and studying how they affect the way poverty is measured. We proceed to study a general model of poverty traps to understand the general mechanism whereby individuals can be perpetuated in poverty. We then study more detailed, and well-known theories of poverty traps that focus on the role of nutrition, human-capital, credit constraints, and fertility. We also review empirical literature to analyze how randomized control trials validate or invalidate those theories. We finalize by studying behavioral poverty traps, which highlight the role of biases, bounded rationality, and heuristics in keeping individuals poor.
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- Experimental Economics (Universidad de los Andes, Undergraduate in English): Summer 2015.
- M.Sc. Economics at University of Vienna.
- B.Sc. Economics at University of Vienna.
- B.Sc. Economics and Business Economics at Tilburg University.
- Information Economics (Tilburg University, Undergraduate in English): Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015.
- Industrial Organization (Tilburg University, Undergraduate in English): Spring 2017.