Econ 5233
Math for Economic Analysis
Summer 2012
Contact Information
Office Location: 425 WCOB
Phone: 5756226
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 2^{nd} 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 
Class 2 
Class 3 
Class 4 
New York Times Commentary 
M (7/30) 
Introduction 
Matrix Algebra (Ch 1) 
Problems 

T (7/31) 
Linear Systems of Equations (Ch 2) 
Linear Economic Models (Ch 3) 
Problems 

W (8/1) 
No Class 
No Class 
No Class 


R (8/2) 
Eigenvalues 
Definiteness 
Problems 

F (8/3) 
Univariate Calculus 
Multivariate Calculus (Ch 5) 
Problems 

M (8/6) 
Multivariate Calculus (Ch 5) 
Integration 
Integration 
Problems 

T (8/7) 
No Class 
No Class 
No Class 
No Class 

W (8/8) 
Exam 1 
Exam 1 
Exam 1 


R (8/9) 
Probability and Statistics 
Unconstrained 
Equality Constrained Optimization 
Problems 

F (8/10) 
No Class 

M (8/13) 
Inequality Constrained Optimization 
Inequality Constrained Optimization 
Comparative Statics 
Problems 

T (8/14) 
Comparative Statics 
Difference Equations 
Discrete Time Models 
Problems 

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 
Here are the exams for the 20082011 classes, which used the same textbook: 08X1, 08X2, 08X3, 9X1, 09X2, 10X1, 10X2, 11X1, 11X2
Here are the exams from the 2007 class, which used a different book and had a different ordering of the topics: 07X1, 07X2, 07X3, and 07X4.