• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Econometrics
  • Areas of interest Econometrics, Economics, Finance
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Jakob Tue Gorgens
    • Dr Damien Eldridge
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

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

  By the end of the course students will:

  • have a sound understanding of mathematical techniques discussed
  • formulate economic problems in mathematical terms and apply the tools provided in the module for analysing them.
  • demonstrate an understanding of many of the common functional forms used in economics their derivatives
  • apply the basic principles of maximisation and minimisation to optimisation problems     
  • apply matrix algebra to simple economic problems and models
  • make use of some basic principles of financial arithmetic in economic and financial problems

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

(Note: subject to change) Five in-tutorial tests, one midterm exam and one final exam.  Weighting scheme (in-tutorial tests/mid-semester exam/final exam): 10%/30%/60% or 10%/15%/75%, which ever is better.

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Workload

Three lectures and one tutorial per week

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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
3317 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7483 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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