Master's Business Economics: Neuroeconomics (track)
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About the Neuroeconomics track
The goal of this master's track is to provide insights into recent scientific advances in the field of Neuroeconomics and identify current societal challenges that can benefit from the insights gained by understanding the neurobiological basis of social and economic decision making and the emotional and cognitive processes that support choice. Interdisciplinary fields, such as Neuroeconomics, enable researchers to approach scientific questions from a broader perspective and thereby offer unique advantages that enrich the scientific process by offering multiple levels of analysis. However, this opportunity comes with a specific challenge: understanding the different research methods and theoretical perspectives used across disciplines. To enable students to bridge the disciplines that together compose Neuroeconomics, in-depth training will be provided in Economics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology.
In this one-year Master track, students will receive interdisciplinary training in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Economics with a strong focus on Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics. Another important focus is the fostering of quantitative skills that allow students to employ advanced experimental methods used to understand social and economic decision-making at different levels of analysis: at the neurobiological, psychological and economic level.
This interdisciplinary master track is open to excellent students with a bachelor in economics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience or related disciplines. As an interdisciplinary master programme, we aim to attract students that have specialized in one of the core disciplines of neuroeconomics, but also show evidence of “branching out” into other fields of study relevant for neuroeconomics. The basic entry requirements are sufficient knowledge in:
- Econometrics or Statistics
And at least one of the following courses (or their equivalent):
- Behavioral Economics
- Game Theory
- Introductory Psychology
- Cognitive / Affective Neuroscience
Students will also benefit if they have conducted an empirical research project (e.g. Bachelor's thesis or equivalent).
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