- Code IDEC7902
- Unit Value 0 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Economics, Applied Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Quoc Anh Ho
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Summer Session 2023
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The Pre Sessional Program commences 20 January 2022
This course equips students with mathematical skills to prepare them for graduate-level study in economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy. The course introduces and reviews fundamental mathematical techniques used in applied economics, including linear algebra, use of vectors, calculus, optimisation, integration, and dynamic systems.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Set up and solve systems of linear equations in vector and matrix forms.
- Identify various characteristics of a function.
- Be proficient in applying the Lagrangian method of constrained optimisation.
- Master simple integration procedures.
- Understand and be able to analyse dynamic systems.
- Quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
- Problem set 1 (20) [LO 1,2]
- Problem set 2 (20) [LO 2,3]
- Final exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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About 14 hours of class time. Students are also expected to study about 20 hours outside class to complete the course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
•Chiang, Alpha (2005). Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics. 4th edition. McGraw-Hill, Inc.
•Hoy, Michael, John Livernois, Chris McKenna, Ray Rees & Thanasis Stengos (2022). Mathematics for Economics. 4th edition. MIT Press.
•Simon, Carl P. & Lawrence Blume (2010). Mathematics for Economists. Norton & Company.
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