Econ 5233 Math for Economic Analysis
Summer 2012

 

Contact Information
                        Office Location:  425 WCOB
                        Phone: 575-6226
                        email: cdeck@walton.uark.edu
 

Course Information
         Course Syllabus

          Course Description - This course is designed to provide students with the basic
        (though not exhaustive) set of mathematical tools necessary to study economics
         at the graduate level. 

Readings
Mathematical Tools for Economics by Turkington (textbook)

Additional Reference Mathematics for Economists by Simon and Blume 

Additional Reference Mathematical Economics 2nd ed.  by Baldani, Bradfield, and Turner  

Additional Reference Mathematical Methods for Economic Theory: a tutorial
                                by Osborne (
http://www.economics.utoronto.ca/osborne/MathTutorial/)

Additional Reference Linear Algebra Toolkit by Bogacki
                                        (
http://www.math.odu.edu/~bogacki/lat/)


Class Schedule  

Day

Class 1
(8:15-9:30)

Class 2
(9:45-11:00)

Class 3
(11:15-1:00)

Class 4
(1:15-2:30)
as needed

New York Times Commentary

M (7/30)

Introduction

Matrix Algebra (Ch 1)

Problems

Roots

T (7/31)

Linear Systems of Equations (Ch 2)

Linear Economic Models (Ch 3)

Problems

Square

W (8/1)

No Class

No Class

No Class

 

R (8/2)

Eigenvalues
(Ch 4)

Definiteness
(Ch 4)

Problems

Limits

F (8/3)

Univariate Calculus

Multivariate Calculus (Ch 5)

Problems

Change

M (8/6)

Multivariate Calculus (Ch 5)

Integration
(Ch 8)

Integration
(Ch 8)

Problems

Slices

T (8/7)

No Class 

No Class 

No Class 

No Class

W (8/8)

Exam 1

  Exam 1

 Exam 1

Exam 1

 

R (8/9)

Probability and Statistics

Unconstrained
Optimization
(Ch 6)

 Equality Constrained Optimization
(Ch 6)

Problems

Chances, Global

 

F (8/10)

No Class 

No Class 

No Class 

No Class

M (8/13)

Inequality Constrained Optimization

Inequality Constrained Optimization

Comparative Statics
(Ch 7)

Problems

Power

T (8/14)

Comparative Statics
(Ch 7)

Difference Equations
(Ch 10)

Discrete Time Models
(Ch 10)

Problems

Groups, Hilbert

W (8/15)

No Class

No Class

No Class

No Class

R (8/16)

No Class

No Class

No Class

No Class

 

F (8/17)

Exam 2

Exam 2

Exam 2

Exam 2

 

 

Other Items

Here are the exams for the 2008-2011 classes, which used the same textbook: 08-X1, 08-X2, 08-X3, 9-X109-X2, 10-X1, 10-X2, 11-X1, 11-X2

Here are the exams from the 2007 class, which used a different book and had a different ordering of the topics: 07-X1, 07-X2, 07-X3, and 07-X4.