SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentMA Program of Economics, First Year
Course NameQuantitative Methods for Economists
InstructorLI HAO-CHUNG
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

The course will include the following topics, and it is expected that students spend 9 hours a week (lecture time included) on this course.

  1. Topics in Linear Algebra. (3 classes)

  2. Topics in Multivariable Calculus. (3 classes)

  3. Static Optimization. (3 classes)


  1. Differential Equations. (4 classes)

  2. Continuous Time Dynamic Optimization-Optimal Control Theory. (3 classes)


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Problem Sets and Quizzes 20%

Midterm Exam 40%

Final Exam 40%

Textbook & Reference

The course will be mainly based on class notes, though the following reference will be useful.


Sydsaeter, Knut, Hammond, Peter, Seierstad, Atle, and Arne Strom (2005). Further Mathematics for Economic Analysis. Prentice Hall; 1 edition.

Simon, Carl, Lawrence Blume (1994). Mathematics for Economists. W.W.Norton & Company Inc.

Chiang, Alpha, and Kevin Wainwright (2005). Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics 4/E. McGraw-Hill Inc.

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