Behavioral Economics

Jay Lu

Behavioral Economics

Economics department

Jay Lu

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Overall 3.9
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Easiness of class 3.1
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Clarity of professor 3.5
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Helpfulness of professor 3.8
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Tough Tests
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

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Grades

Winter 2017
27.9%
23.2%
18.6%
13.9%
9.3%
4.6%
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Winter 2016
38.5%
32.1%
25.7%
19.3%
12.8%
6.4%
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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 2, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Jay is one of the most engaging professors in the Econ department and gives very good lectures. More than every other professor I had, he liked to stop and ask questions throughout every lecture to clarify concepts and motivate students to think. Class attendance was very high even though slides were posted online. The problem sets and exams were decently challenging (not easy, not hard). And the examples he gave were actually relevant to real life (ie. procrastination, investment, dating).

Behavioral Economics is a relatively "new" subject that merges classical economics with psychology. Jay did a great job structuring the main themes so that every theme was covered with the following format: 1) what does classical economics say? 2) why classical economics sucks, and 3) how is behavioral economics better? It's really easy to follow along, but you had to spend some time digesting the concepts. The math is relatively simple (algebra and basic differentiation) but the concepts could get dense so make sure you figure out the precise relationship between different ideas.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted March 28, 2018 Grade Received: B+

Great professor and interesting class! He made his lectures very interactive and encouraged class participation. There is no textbook, which I actually liked; the class was all PowerPoint-based but it is important to go to class because at the end of some slides, there are questions about the different models that the Professor answers during class. He's a great resource for students who want more information about working in investment banking and he's always willing to make time for his students. Super chill and nice professor! I wouldn't say this is an EASY A class; study, keep up with the different slides, form study groups, do well on the problem sets, go to office hours, and you will do fine. Highly recommend!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted April 2, 2018 Grade Received: B

Jay was an engaging professor and straight forward, however when doing the problem sets and practice midterms/finals, the short answers were difficult to do based on only his lecture slides which did not provide as in depth detail on how to do the problems as the problem sets needed. Lecture is helpful to attend, but there's no need to worry if you miss a few. I probably could've gotten a higher grade if I put more effort into the class. I would recommend this as an elective.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted April 10, 2018 Grade Received: A+

This is a very interesting and engaging class. There was no textbook - everything was based off of lecture slides and there are 2 problem sets, 1 midterm, and 1 final.
Some people say that problem sets are not clear. If you just go to lecture and listen once then no, it won't be clear. But if you take notes, actually review the lesson and make sure you understand every aspect and how they connect it is extremely straight forward.
His midterm questions are exactly like the problem set. The only tricky part is the multiple choice, but if you really understand the material, the questions are completely fair and reasonable.

This class takes up very little time and is great!

Quarter Taken: Winter 2018 Submitted June 10, 2018 Grade Received: A

one of the more interesting classes in the department

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Tough Tests
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again

Textbooks

Textbook listings are currently unavailable for this course.

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