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ECC2551: Mathematical Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

Mathematical Economics

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Economic analysis of human interactions within and beyond markets often relies on mathematical models. The ability to utilize the tools and techniques used to construct and analyse mathematical models is becoming increasingly valuable. You will learn the mathematics necessary to construct and analyse models in various sub-fields of economics such as microeconomics, behavioural economics, game theory, industrial organization, public finance, and macroeconomics. You will learn to use basic concepts of sets, relations, and functions to model problems studied in various sub-fields of economics. The techniques used to find the equilibrium outcomes in both strategic and non-strategic contexts will be covered.


1 - Within semester assessment - 60% 2 - Examination - 40%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. You are expected to complete all pre-class activities prior to your scheduled class, and post-class activities should be completed after your scheduled class. Learning activities may include a combination of teacher directed, peer directed and online engagement activities.