Economics 480: Mathematical Economics
PROFESSOR: ||Dr. Jenny X. Li|
Office: 220 McAllist Building
Office hours: Tue. 3-4pm, Wed. 10-11pm or by appointment.
TA. Watabe Yuta, Office: Kern 306. Office hours : Mon 3:30-4:30pm, Thu 10-11am.
TA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
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
- Homework (25%): Every other week.
- Midterm (35%): Oct.19 at regular lecture time.
- Final Exam (40%): Time and place will be announced.
- 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.
- PART I Equilibrium (or Static) Analysis
- The Nature of Mathematical Economics
- Equilibrium Analysis in Economics
- Linear Models and Matrix Algebra
- Linear Models and Matrix Algebra Continued
- PART II Comparative-Static Analysis
- comparative Statics and Derivative
- Rules of Differentiation and Their application in Comparative Statics
- Comparative-Static 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