Academics

Students in class during the Brandeis in Copenhagen program

Students in class during the Brandeis in Copenhagen program

Course Overview

You will simultaneously take two economics electives, one taught by a Brandeis faculty member and the other by local faculty from our academic partner, DIS, for a total of 8 credits. All academic work will be taught in English.

Your learning will consist of a combination of classroom lecture and coursework, guest speakers, and field trips to sites of interest in and around Copenhagen. All aspects of this program will deepen your understanding of economic theory and policy from U.S., Scandinavian and European perspectives. Additional non-academic related excursions will focus on creating a deeper understanding of contemporary life and culture in Denmark.

The two courses were designed by Brandeis faculty in the economics department and were approved for academic credit by the Brandeis Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

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ECON 80a Microeconomic Theory

The objective of this course is to provide you with a working knowledge of the standard analytical tools that bear most directly on the economic decisions of individuals and firms. The course will examine the economics of markets- and the producers and consumers that buy and sell in those markets. The focus will be on cost analysis, the determinants of market structure, market power, and the implications of government regulation.

Prerequisites

ECON 2a with a B+ or above or ECON 10a. Students must have also passed MATH 10a with a C- or above, or otherwise satisfied the calculus requirement, to take this course.

Taught by Professor Nader Habibi.

Course Credit

The course grades will be listed on students' Brandeis transcript and will count in their overall GPA. The courses will count as Brandeis credit, and not as transfer credit.

  • For Economics Majors: Satisfies the ECON 80a Intermediate Theory course requirement.

  • For Economics Minors: Satisfies the elective requirement.

  • Quantitative reasoning skills will be applied throughout the program but this course does not satisfy the Quantitative Reason requirement.

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ECON 142b Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics is revising the standard economic model of human behavior by integrating psychological research and economic science. This course is based on new theory and experiments by examining actual economics related human behavior. Your analytical skills will be developed through work with conflicting theories and with data on choices made by people based on social norms that contradict the strictly rational model. We relate this to how behavior and norms are different in the Nordic and European countries as compared to the American research material presented in class.

Prerequisite

ECON 2a with a B+ or above OR ECON 10a. Students must have also passed MATH 10a with a C- or above, or otherwise satisfied the calculus requirement, to take this course.  

Taught by DIS faculty.

Course Credit

The course grades will be listed on students' Brandeis transcript and will count in their overall GPA. The courses will count as Brandeis credit, and not as transfer credit.

  • For Economics Majors: Satisfies the upper level elective requirement

  • For Economics Minors: Satisfies the elective requirement

  • For Business Majors & Minors: Satisfies the Business and Society elective requirement

  • Quantitative reasoning skills will be applied throughout the program but this course does not satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement

  • For Psychology Majors: Counts as a research intensive advanced seminar

Academic Excursions

During the course of the program there will be various academic excursions in Denmark, including a weekend study tour. These excursions are organized for both courses to help bring you into direct contact with the subject matter you are studying. Over the course of the summer program you will also have opportunities to hear from individuals in local industries and from the Copenhagen Business School.

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