• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Econometrics
  • Areas of interest Econometrics, Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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The course teaches the mathematical foundations of models in economics, business and finance and its applications. Mathematical topics covered include set theory, functions, series, limits, univariate and multivariate calculus, unconstrained and constrained optimisation, matrix algebra. Applications include effective interest rates, present value, annuities, production functions, average and marginal cost functions, profit maximisation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Have a sound knowledge of mathematical techniques discussed
  2. Formulate economic problems in mathematical terms and apply the tools provided in the module for analysing them.
  3. Demonstrate solid knowledge of many of the common functional forms used in economics and their derivatives
  4. Apply matrix algebra to simple economic problems and models
  5. Make use of some basic principles of financial arithmetic in economic and financial problems

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 12 hours a week comprised of: 3 hours of lectures and, 1 hour of tutorial, and 8 hours of private study

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2870 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7466 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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