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Mathematics for Economic Policy

  • Teacher(s):   M.Raghavan  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 1.5 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2020-2021, 1.0h. course (weekly average)
  •  sessions
  • Related programme: Master of Science (MSc) in Economics

[warning] This course syllabus is currently edited by the professor in charge. Please come back in a few days. --- For your information only, here is the old syllabus :

Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide you with basic mathematical tools that are used in economic analysis.

Contents

  1. Logic and proof writing
  2. Probability, conditional probability, Bayes rule
  3. Sets, numbers, functions, sequences, spaces
  4. Matrices and systems of linear equations
  5. Differentiation and unconstrained optimisation
  6. Optimising under equality constraints: The Lagrangean
  7. Optimising under inequality constraints: Kuhn-Tucker conditions

References

  • Simon and Blume, "Mathematics for Economists," WW Norton, 1994.
  • Sundaram, "A First Course in Optimization Theory", Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Reading notes will be provided as required.

Evaluation


 

First attempt


 
Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Not allowed
Evaluation:

Your final grade will be determined by a final exam, of duration 2 hours, which is written and closed-book. In case of a retake exam, your final grade will be determined based on the retake exam.


 

Retake


 
Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Not allowed
Evaluation:

The retake exam is written and closed-book. The duration of the retake exam is 2 hours. If you fail the exam, the retake exam determines 100% of your final grade.



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