Behavioral Economics Concentration

Interdisciplinary concentration

Behavioral economics helps researchers understand the complex factors that contribute to human decision-making. Combining knowledge and methodology from economics, psychology, and neuroscience, this rising field creates a more complete view of human behavior.

As a growing number of employers apply behavioral economics to inform their policies and practices, experts in behavioral economics are in high demand across fields including health care, education, personal finance, advertising, and public policy. 

In Hamline's interdisciplinary concentration in behavioral economics, you'll learn theories and methods in economics and psychology and apply them to field and laboratory experiments. Each student also designs a research project that explores an area of judgment and behavior, tailored to their personal interests and goals. Students can pair this concentration with a BA in psychology or a BA in economics.

The Behavioral Economics Concentration is open to students majoring in Economics or Psychology.