ECON1008 - Introduction to Mathematics for Economics II

Term 2


Aims:
To consolidate the mathematics background needed for the rest of the degree programme at a level appropriate for economics specialists.

Objectives:

  • Ability to analyze simple economic models of constrained optimization and interpret various mathematical parameters in an economically meaningful fashion (e.g. Lagrange multipliers as shadow prices)
  • Ability to analyze both linear and nonlinear dynamic economic models, to find steady states and discuss stability properties.
Taught by:
Malcolm Pemberton
Assessment:  Assessment is by a two-hour unseen written examination in Term 3.
Suitable for:
Compulsory for 1st Year Economics (L100) students.
Prerequisites:
Students must also take ECON1004.
Moodle page:
ECON1008