Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of mathematical and statistical theories relevant for Economic analysis
  2. create mathematical models to examine economic issues
  3. apply and evaluate mathematical models of economic issues using appropriate techniques
  4. explain the results from the analysis of mathematical models of economic issues
  • Topics

    • Elements in Matrix Algebra
    • Determinants and Inverse
    • System of Equations
    • Linear Dependence
    • Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
    • Differential Calculus
    • Optimization I
    • Optimization II
    • Optimization III
    • Integral Calculus
    • Differential Equations
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Online assignment submission
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Core
  • CUR-FIA-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject covers linear models and matrix algebra, differentiation and comparative static analysis, general function models, exponential and logarithmic functions, optimisation, economic dynamics and integral calculus, differential and difference equations.

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  • Mid-Semester Test (20%)
  • Project (40%)
  • Final Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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