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Mathematics for Economic Policy

  • Enseignant(s):   M.Raghavan  
  • Titre en français: Mathématiques pour l'économie
  • Cours donné en: anglais
  • Crédits ECTS: 1.5 crédits
  • Horaire: Semestre d'automne 2020-2021, 1.0h. de cours (moyenne hebdomadaire)
  •  séances
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  • Formation concernée: Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en économie politique

 

Objectifs

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

Contenus

  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 optimization
  6. Optimizing under equality constraints: The Lagrangean
  7. Optimizing under inequality constraints: Kuhn-Tucker conditions

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this class will be conducted entirely online (via Zoom). Visit the Moodle page for more details.

Références

  • 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

1ère tentative

Examen:
Sans examen (cf. modalités)  
Evaluation:

Your final grade will be determined solely based on an in-class exam, which is open-book and of 90 minutes duration, to be held in the 7th week of class. Details of the exam will be provided during the sessions of the course. In case of a retake exam, your final grade will be determined based on the retake exam.

Rattrapage

Examen:
Ecrit 2h00 heures
Documentation:
Autorisée
Calculatrice:
Autorisée
Evaluation:

Written exam of 2hours, open-book



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