Economics 519: Mathematics for Economists
Fall 2017
Meets 9:30 to 10:45 Mondays and Wednesdays, in McClelland 401KK.

Math Camp     Lecture Notes     Exercises     Exams     Miscellaneous Stuff

Professor: Mark Walker.
    Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 to 1:45, McClelland 401NN.
    Also by appointment:

Teaching Assistant: Wendan Zhang

Optional Textbooks:
  Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists, by Angel de la Fuente
      (Cambridge 2000;   ISBN 0-521-58512-0 Hardbound;   ISBN 0-521-58529-5 Paperbound).
  Mathematics for Economists , by Carl Simon & Lawrence Blume
      (W.W. Norton 1994;   ISBN 978-0393957334 Hardbound;   ISBN 978-0393117523 Paperbound).
  Several appendices in Microeconomic Foundations I , by David Kreps
      (Princeton University Press, 2013;   ISBN 978-0691155838 Hardbound).

    You should have completed the first half of Econ 519 ("Math Camp"), which is offered in August, preceding the beginning of the fall semester.

Exercises, Exams, and Grades:
    Exercises will be assigned each week during the fall semester and every day during Math Camp. There will be a midterm exam at the end of Math Camp and a Final Exam at the end of the course. Your course grade will be determined mostly by your performance on the final exam, in the following way: If you do at least as well on the final exam as you did on the midterm exam, the final exam grade will be your course grade. If you do worse on the final exam, then the midterm exam and the exercises will be taken into account in determining your course grade, which therefore might be slightly higher than your final exam grade in that case. Mark Walker's Home Page