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BAEcon Economics
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BAEcon Economics / Course details

Year of entry: 2018

Course unit details:
Introduction to Mathematical Economics

Unit code ECON10192
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by School of Social Sciences
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

See course Blackboard pages.

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Advanced Mathematics ECON10071 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
Introduction to Mathematical Economics: Pre/Co-requisite

Aims

Prepare Students for the study of intermediate and advanced topics in Mathematical Economics. This unit is to introduce students to those mathematical techniques that are required in the study of advanced economic theory.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  1. Understand the concepts of proof and counterexample.
  2. Have expanded your mathematical toolbox for mathematical economics.

 

Syllabus

  • Limits and open sets with applications to continuity and differentiability (incl simple proofs: apply the definition to check if a function really is continuous, equivalence of limit and epsilon-delta definition of continuity).
  • Concavity and quasi-concavity (various definitions and proof of their equivalence, applications to consumer choice).
  • Logic and choice (simple applications to household choice problems, set-valued maps (correspondences), multi-dimensional functions, Cartesian product of sets).
  • Basics of differential equations with applications.

 

Teaching and learning methods

The learning and teaching process centres on two key forms of delivery, lectures, tutorials and exercise classes, and the material provided through Blackboard.

 

Employability skills

Analytical skills
Problem solving

Assessment methods

Coursework - 30%

Final Exam - 70%

For information about feedback please follow this link:
http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/tlso/map/teachinglearningassessment/assessment/sectionb-thepracticeofassessment/policyonfeedbacktostudents/.

Feedback methods

  • Tutorial feedback.
  • Office hours.
  • Discussion board on Blackboard.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 1.5
Lectures 16
Tutorials 8
Independent study hours
Independent study 74.5

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