Fall 2021 - ECON 831 G100

Mathematical Economics (4)

Class Number: 2743

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    TBA
    WMC 1691, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 331.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Introduction to mathematics required for PhD level coursework and research in economics. Topics may include real analysis, analysis on metric spaces, differential calculus, convexity, and optimization. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

COURSE DETAILS:

The goal of this course is to develop the fluency in mathematics required for PhD level coursework and research in economics.

Topics (subject to change):

  1. Logic, sets, relations, functions, and real numbers
  2. Analysis on metric spaces
  3. Differential calculus, convexity, and optimization

Grading

  • Test and quizzes 20%
  • Final exam 80%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

RECOMMENDED READING:

  1. Lay, S. 2005. Analysis: With an Introduction to Proof. Pearson. (4th or 5th edition).
  2. Sundaram, R. 1996. A First Course in Optimization Theory.  Cambridge.
  3. Vohra, R. 2005. Advanced Mathematical Economics. Routledge.
  4. de la Fuente, A. 2000. Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists. Cambridge University Press.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.