- Code ECON8014
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Economics
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Economics
- Areas of interest Econometrics, Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Yijuan Chen
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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The foundations of economic theory are based on mathematical models. Thus, a thorough understanding of the economic content of such models is not possible without a clear understanding of the mathematical concepts that underpin the modeling. Together with ECON8013 – Mathematical Techniques in Economics I, this course forms a two-semester sequence, which introduces students to a range of mathematical concepts and techniques that form the basis of advanced economic theory courses, such as the ones required of students enrolled in Honours, Masters and PhD programs. The introduced concepts and techniques will be derived from basic principles and assumptions as thoroughly as possible, and will be illustrated using standard applications from economics.
Due to the strong interdependence between the topics covered in the two courses, students are encouraged to take both courses as a sequence in the same year. Specifically, it is not recommended for students to enrol in ECON8014 without having first completed ECON8013.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon a successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand the mathematical methods that are most widely used in economics, both from a formal, abstract perspective, and an intuitive perspective.
- Know how to read, understand, and construct mathematical proofs, and appreciate their role in the derivation of mathematical concepts and structures.
- Apply mathematical methods and techniques that are formulated in abstract settings to concrete economic applications.
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Two midterms worth 20% each and one end-of-semester examination (60%).
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Four contact hours per week (three lectures and one tutorial).
Rangarajan K. Sundaram, A First Course in Optimization Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Not required for students who have recently completed ECON8013 – Mathematical Techniques in Economics I.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1817||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|