20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module aims to build upon a basic knowledge of mathematical economics, introducing and explaining some of the more advanced mathematical techniques which are prevalent in modern economics and to show how they can be applied to intermediate economic analysis and discussions. By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to apply in a variety of economic situations, the principles of univariate and multivariate calculus; linear algebra; constrained and unconstrained optimisation and comparative static analysis (with and without the use of linear algebra); basic inequality constrained optimisation; maximum value functions and the envelope theorem. It is assumed that students enrolling onto this module can rearrange equations, solve simultaneous equations, undertake multivariate calculus and solve economic problems including basic constrained optimisation.

Restrictions on availability: ECN118/ECN119 or MAS equivalent.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Economics):

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