This course has two objectives. The first is to introduce students to so-called behavioral models which deviate from the classical models of behavior under risk and over time which are relevant for household financial topics. The second is to introduce students to combining data and theory to understand behavior and apply these theories to problems, or anomalies encountered in household finance.

See ZoneCours for evaluation methods and other instructions such other references which complement the material here.

Slack Slack

A slack channel has been set up for class communication and other interactions. Make sure to click on the link above and download the app.

We will use Zoom for class meetings. The link for each session is on ZoneCours.


Python has rapidly become one of the key languages to start learning how to program, as this graph shows.


Google has set up a very nice platform called Google collab to work with Python using Notebooks. It only requires that you have a google drive account. Please setup one and check it out.

See this notebook to familiarize yourself with the Python environment. For each lecture, you will see an icon like this which you can click on to open up the notebook in Google colab. ImageLink

For most notebooks, I will have recorded a capsule.