2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

ECO 750 Mathematics for Economists

This course develops the fundamental mathematical skills required to pursue model building in all areas of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and such applied fields as labor, international, financial, and development economics. Subjects covered include matrix algebra, the comparative statics of models involving several variables; constrained optimization of functions of several variables, and introductory dynamics. This course stresses the interaction of conceptual understanding and extensive problem solving as the key to mastery of mathematical reasoning.