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Mathematics for Economic Policy

  • Enseignant(s):   O.Strimbu  
  • Titre en français: Mathématiques pour l'économie
  • Cours donné en: anglais
  • Crédits ECTS: 1.5 crédits
  • Horaire: Semestre d'automne 2022-2023, 1.0h. de cours (moyenne hebdomadaire)
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  • Formation concernée: Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en économie politique
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The objective of this course is to provide you with the basic mathematical tools that are used in economic analysis.


There are 6 weeks of lectures. The first lecture will take place Monday, the 26th of September. The lectures are:

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


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


1ère tentative

Sans examen (cf. modalités)  

Your final grade will be determined solely based on an in-class exam, which is open-book and of 90 minutes duration. The exam will be held on Monday the 7th of November (the 7th week of class). Details and examples of former exams will be provided during the course.


Sans examen (cf. modalités)  

In case of a retake exam, your final grade will be determined based only on this retake exam. It will be a written examination of 90 minutes, open-book.

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