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Economics Courses

Mathematical Economics

Economics 493 - Spring 2020

The objective of this course is to develop the mathematical tools necessary for the study of intermediate micro- and macro-economics theory and the advanced electives in economics. The principal focus will be the calculus of multivariate functions, including total and partial differentiation, unconstrained and constrain optimization of multivariate functions, and implicit and inverse function rules. Time permitting, the application of prior to utility theory and production and cost will be developed. Additional topics will include difference equations and an introduction to matrices. Economics majors and minors must take either this course or Math 233. Either this course or Math 233 must be taken prior to, or concurrent with, Econ 4011. Students who have taken, or are taking, Math 233 are encouraged to take this course as well. PLEASE NOTE: 1. Students taking this course, and not Math 233, must take Econ 493 for a letter grade. P/F and audit are grade options ONLY for students who've previously completed Math 233. 2. All grade option choices must be finalized by Thursday, January 25, 2018. 3. The last day to add or drop the course (with a "D") is Thursday, January 25, 2018. There is no option to withdraw (i.e., take a "W") from this course, except in the case of illness or emergency. 4. The last day to add or drop the course (with a "D") is Thursday, January 28, 2016. There is no option to withdraw (i.e., take a "W") from this course, except in the case of illness or emergency. 5. Students cannot use WebStac to add or drop this course after the first session -- contact dottie@wustl.edu for scheduling issues. 6. The final exam will occur on the last day of class, per the course syllabus. Prerequisites: Econ 1011 and Econ 1021, and Math 132.
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Mathematical Economics
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Mathematical Economics
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