PROFESSOR:  Dr. Jenny X. Li Email: li@math.psu.edu,
Office: 220 McAllist Building
Office hours: Tue. 34pm, Wed. 1011pm or by appointment.
TA. Watabe Yuta, Office: Kern 306. Office hours : Mon 3:304:30pm, Thu 1011am.
TA Email: yutawatabe@gmail.com;

TEXTBOOK:  Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics.
Alpra C. Chiang, 2005 edition

REFERENCE:  An Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Economics
J. Colin Glass, latest edition

PREREQUISITES:  Econ 302 Econ 304 and Math 110

GRADE:

 Homework (25%): Every other week.
 Midterm (35%): Oct.19 at regular lecture time.
 Final Exam (40%): Time and place will be announced.

POLICIES:

 NO late homework will be accepted. Also there will be NO makeup midterm.
 Bonus questions will be given throughout the semester which will be added to the final grade.
 NO books, notes, calculators or other electronic devices are permitted in the midterm or final exam.

TENTATIVE OUTLINE: 
 PART I Equilibrium (or Static) Analysis
 Review
 The Nature of Mathematical Economics
 Equilibrium Analysis in Economics
 Linear Models and Matrix Algebra
 Linear Models and Matrix Algebra Continued
 PART II ComparativeStatic Analysis
 comparative Statics and Derivative
 Rules of Differentiation and Their application in Comparative Statics
 ComparativeStatic Analysis of General Function Models
 PART III Optimization Problems
 Optimization: A special variety of Equilibrium Analysis
 Exponential and Logarithmic Function
 Optimization: the case of more than one Choice variable
 Constrained Optimization
 PARTIV Mathematical Programming and Game Theory
 Linear Programming
 Game Theory
