Course Number

ECON 374

Course Title

Mathematical Economics

Course Date

Fall 2018

Course Level

300

Professor or Professors' Departmental/Program Affiliation

Bob Turner, Economics

Document Type

Syllabus

Department(s)

Economics

Description

This course explores economic applications of mathematical methods, mostly calculus and matrix algebra. We will emphasize the economic applications rather than the mathematics; little of the mathematics will be new to you. The challenge for most of you will be neither the mathematics nor the economics, but the combination of the two. You will reach a deeper understanding of economic theories: we will be able to generalize in a way impossible with purely graphical presentations, we will be better able to see what factors influence comparative static results, the importance of various assumptions will be more clear, and we will in some cases extend the economic applications beyond what is usually covered in other courses.You will also be introduced to MATLAB, a software application widely used in economic theory to do numerical simulation and avoid doing mindless algebra by hand

Note

The syllabus may not be applicable to the current semester. Be sure to verify content with the professor(s) listed in the document.

Included in

Economics Commons

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