# AH2009Mathematics for Economic Analysis7,5 hp

## OBS!

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The course is intended for graduate students of economics whose mathematical requirements go beyond the material usually taught in undergraduate courses. In particular, it presents most of the mathematical tools required for typical graduate courses in economic theory, both micro and macro. The mathematics for economics is demanding in level and broad ranging in content, whilst remaining accessible and interesting to its target audience. The course is open to anybody who has a basic training in mathematical analysis and linear algebra. The course’s syllabus starts off with a refreshing of basic concepts but progresses into more advanced material. The aim is to provide the students with a solid understanding of the math necessary for grasping the mathematical intuition of micro and macro models. It gives a good overview of function properties, differentiation and integration. It also extends elementary matrix algebra, multivariable calculus, and static optimization. An important part of the course is examples and problems to be solved in class and as home assignments.

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A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Det finns inget planerat kurstillfälle.

## Lärandemål

The aim is to make students familiar with the foundations of mathematics for economic analysis.

Learning outcome:

The students should learn how to apply mathematical tools for analysing and interpreting results from the relevant literature. The students should also be able to use its mathematics for formulating their own models and to draw conclusions from such models

## Kursens huvudsakliga innehåll

The content comprises linear algebra, statistics, single and multivariable calculus, static optimization

• Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics
• Functions of One Variable and Many Variables
• Properties of a Function
• Differentiation
• Derivates in Use
• Single- and Multi-Variable Optimization
• Integration
• Interest Rates and present Values
• Tools for Comparative Statics

Constrained Optimization
Matrix and Vector Algebra

## Behörighet

Knowledge in basic calculus and linear algebra is a desirable

## Litteratur

K. Sydsaeter, P Hammond: Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis (2006)

## Examination

• TEN1 - Examination, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

## Krav för slutbetyg

Assignments, written exam.

## Ges av

ITM/Industriell ekonomi och organisation

## Kontaktperson

Zara Daghbashyan, zara.daghbashyan@indek.kth.se

Börje Johansson

## Versionsinformation

Kursplan giltig från och med HT07.
Examinationsinformation giltig från och med HT07.