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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECO7406
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-06-03
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-10-13
  2. Department: Economics
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 140300
  5. Contact Person: Michael Loewy
  6. Phone: 46532
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ECO
  9. Number: 7406
  10. Full Title: Mathematical Economics II
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Mathematical Economics II
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ECO 6115, ECO 6405
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course provides a continuation of ECO 6405, Mathematical Economics I. Students will become familiar with certain additional mathematical tools needed to pursue a graduate degree in economics.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The level of mathematical rigor in economics has markedly increased over time. In order to provide graduate students in economics with sufficient mathematical preparation to comprehend more advanced theoretical work in economics, it is necessary to add a
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The primary beneficiaries of this course will be doctoral students in economics. Some master's students in economics may also wish to take this course. This course will be part of a required sequence mathematical economics for economics doctoral students. It will be an elective for economics master's students.

    It is also expected that doctoral and master's students from other disciplines such as finance will take this course.

  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The instructor must hold a PhD in economics and have a research interest in economic theory.
  29. Objectives: To familiarize graduate students in economics with certain types of advanced mathematics tools that are needed to pursue a graduate degree in economics.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will complete a number of assignments in which they must demonstrate the ability to apply the mathematics tools they have been taught. Their mastery of these skills will also be confirmed using exams.
  31. Major Topics: Calculus of Several Variables


    Eigenvalues and Dynamics

    Mathematical Statistics

  32. Textbooks: Simon, C.P. and Lawrence Blume, "Mathematics for Economists," 2e, New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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