"Mathematics for Economists"

Lecturer:Prof. Dr. Ludwig von Auer
Course type:Block course
Course number: 14402781
Content:The course repeats the mathematical foundations of economics. It is mainly concerned with different types of functions, their derivatives, and their graphs. Furthermore, methods of restricted optimization are taught. The basics of matrix algebra are also part of this course.
Examination:A course-related exam is offered in the week after the lessons. Those who pass the exam obtain bonus points for the exam of the module “Microeconomics”.
Requirement:The course must be visited by all students enrolled in the programs M.Sc. Economics or M.A. International Economics and Public Policy.

Monday-Friday, October 18 - October 22, 2021

09.15 - 10.45 a.m.
11.15 - 12.45 p.m.
Room:  HS 7

Friday, October 29, 2021,  Room HS 2
04.15 - 05.45 p.m. (math exam)

Course Materials:

Most of the course (all Chapters except for Chapter 9) is based on the textbook “Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis” by Sydsaeter, Hammond, and Strom. The parts that we cover in the course are presented on slides (►PDF). To each section of the slides a video has been produced. You find all videos on Stud.IP (Mathematics for Economicsts, Winter Term 2021/22). The exercises are discussed in class, while it is left to you to study the slides and videos on your own. If you have a good mathematical background you can just go through the slides. If your background is weak, you better study the slides and watch the corresponding videos. In addition, you may consult the textbook. It also contains a lot of exercises.

Exercises:Here you find all exercises (►PDF). Further instructions will be given during our first meeting.