Syllabus

Title
1210 Mathematics for Economists
Instructors
ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Klaus Pötzelberger
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/21/21 to 10/01/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Doctoral/PhD Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/05/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D5.1.003
Tuesday 10/12/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D5.1.003
Tuesday 10/19/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D5.1.003
Tuesday 11/02/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D5.1.003
Tuesday 11/09/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D5.1.003
Tuesday 11/16/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D5.1.003
Tuesday 11/23/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 11/30/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/07/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/14/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 12/21/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Online-Einheit

Contents

Review of results on Optimization; Static Optimization; Dynamical Systems; Dynamic Optimization.

Learning outcomes

The course provides mathematical techniques to undestand and apply results on analysis, optimization and differential equations with focus on dynamic optimization.

Attendance requirements

For this lecture participation is obligatory. Students are allowed to miss a maximum of 20% (no matter if excused or not excused).

Teaching/learning method(s)

The class is taught as a lecture accompanied with homework assignments. The lectures are aimed at providing the theoretical framework, while miniexams check the study progress.

Assessment

  • 20% presentation of worked examples
  • 40% homework and discussion of results
  • 40% written endterm exam

For the written final exam the assessment will be based on the ability to describe and apply the key concepts discussed throughout the course and to choose the appropriate analytical techniques to obtain the relevant information. The  endterm exam cannot be retaken. Students need to get at least 50% of the possible points to pass this course.

 

Readings

1 Author: Angel de la Fuente
Title: Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition: 12
Year: 2009
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
Type: Book

Availability of lecturer(s)

klaus.poetzelberger@wu.ac.at
Last edited: 2021-04-15



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