Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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  • 2017-2018
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2017 2017

Since the emergence of behavioral economics, our understanding of human behavior and decision-making has improved through the widespread use of conducting experiments. In tandem, behavioral and experimental economists seek to merge psychology and emotion into economic thought to better understand the agents that comprise our economic systems. Vernon Smith, a Nobel Prize winning experimental economist, wrote an article on how economic agents in asset market experiments create bubbles (commonly referred to as “booms and busts” or “market crashes”). This study builds on Smith’s work and seeks to better understand how participants behave when given information about the expected outcome of ...

Labansat, Derek, Goegan, Brian, Eaton, John
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Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.