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

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 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 (Ch 4) Definiteness (Ch 4) Problems F (8/3) Univariate Calculus Multivariate Calculus (Ch 5) Problems M (8/6) Multivariate Calculus (Ch 5) Integration (Ch 8) Integration (Ch 8) 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 Optimization (Ch 6) Equality Constrained Optimization (Ch 6) Problems F (8/10) No Class No Class M (8/13) Inequality Constrained Optimization Inequality Constrained Optimization Comparative Statics (Ch 7) Problems T (8/14) Comparative Statics (Ch 7) Difference Equations (Ch 10) Discrete Time Models (Ch 10) 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

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.