The purpose of this course is to expose you to how mathematics is used in economic analysis. A variety of mathematical techniques that are fundamental to economists will be studied, such as multivariate calculus, matrix algebra, as well as constrained and unconstrained optimization. More importantly, however, emphasis will be placed on the application of these tools to the core areas of economic theory. Topics that will be addressed include producer and consumer theory, general equilibrium theory, intertemporal consumption, and game theory.
Prerequisite: Econ 301 and one semester of Calculus
Grades determined by two in-class examinations, a comprehensive final exam, and class participation.