A first-of-its-kind MA program in the field of decision-making, which began to receive particular recognition after Kahneman (2002) and Thaler (2017) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their related works. The program integrates aspects of economics and psychology, and provides insight into economic policy and social change, which attempts to answer questions that concern us all: What factors influence our decisions when we take economic risks? Do we use emotion or logic when making decisions? What are the forces that affect the way we make decisions under conditions of uncertainty?

About the Program


The MA program in Behavioral Economics is a joint program of the Tiomkin School of Economics and Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology. The aim of the program is to provide students with theoretical and applied knowledge in psychology, economics, and public policy. The program relies on the strong historical link between these three disciplines; its goal is to train behavioral economists and give them practical tools and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art policies and interventions aimed at improving decision-making processes.

 

The program is taught in English, by leading classical and behavioral economists. Our faculty members are doing cutting-edge and innovative research in behavioral economics, alongside their work in the field. The cooperation between the School of Economics and the School of Psychology creates a unique interdisciplinary program. We invite you to join us on a fascinating and enriching experience.

Program Highlights


  • The program is designed for students from Israel and abroad who are passionate about human behavior, and motivated to lead social changes and to help individuals and organizations better manage their lives. Suitable candidates may come from a range of academic backgrounds, including psychology, economics, sociology, law, computers, and more.
  • The program includes a research track (thesis) and nonthesis track (final project). Students must select their preferred track by the end of the 4th mini semester.
  • Applicants can have a bachelor’s degree in any field, and must have a grade point average of at least 80.
  • 9 mini semesters (6 weeks each) over the course of two academic years.
  • The program offers behavioral economics internships for top students.
  • Courses will be given 2 days a week: Sundays and Fridays.

​For more information on the Thesis click here

 

*In Mini semester 1 only, the school day will start at 13:00 on Sundays.

What Are You Going To Study?

  • ​For the entire list of courses please refer to the Student Handbook
  • Students are required to take 43 credits and to submit a final project or thesis; 39 credits are required courses and 4 credits are elective courses.
  • The academic administration of Reichman University reserves the right to make changes to the curriculum.​

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