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Behavioural Economics and Game Theory (Economics)


In this Master’s Behavioral Economics and Game Theory, we focus on the psychology of economic choices and strategic behaviour. You will study behaviours that do not fit neatly into standard models, such as reciprocity or procrastination, and cognitive biases such as overconfidence. Theoretically, we question standard notions of rationality and equilibrium, and study the evolutionary background of our decision making. Methodologically, we focus on experiments as a way to improve knowledge about decision making.

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Why study Behavioural Economics and Game Theory at the UvA?

Specialise in your field of interest

Discover our specialisation tracks, many electives and challenging Honours programme.

Excellent career prospects

Economists with a UvA degree earn the highest monthly salary in the Netherlands.

Top-ranked university

The Amsterdam School of Economics is internationally ranked within the top-50 putting your Master’s degree on a worldwide map with interested employers.

Challenging 1 year programme

You can get your Master’s degree in just one year. You will have to work harder and smarter.

Is Behavioural Economics and Game Theory for you?

  1. You will learn about advanced concepts in game theory and behavioural economics, that go beyond standard models of expected utility maximisation.
  2. You will get hands-on experience designing and running your own experiments.
  3. You will have excellent job prospects in academia, policymaking and private companies that study behaviour like management consultancies.
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Degree programme
MSc Economics
60 ECTS, 12 months
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Roeterseiland campus