ECON 500 - Quantitative Methods
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Many real-world decision problems look impossibly complex. Mathematics is a language for translating these problems into concise, exact and logical framework. The use of mathematics enables economists to describe and solve the problems that cannot be tackled effectively in any other way. A modern economist must know how to turn economic problems into mathematical problems, how to solve them, and how to interpret the results.

The course will focus on general techniques of solving several important classes of mathematical problems frequently encountered in economics. In the first part of the course, we will learn the language of mathematics: how to manipulate mathematical objects such as sets, functions, graphs, derivatives, equations and matrices. The second part will describe the basic techniques of solving the systems of equations and finding the maxima of functions. The third part will introduce probability theory and elements of statistical inference.

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ECON 500 - Quantitative Methods
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001 (LEC)
15Graduate Standing
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9780393957334
Mathematics for economists, Author: Carl P. Simon and Lawrence Blume., Publisher: Norton 1. ed. 1994
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