Mathematical Methods for Economics

Mathematical economics is a key building block of modern economic teaching. This course (together with the pre-course or "bootcamp") aims to provide students with the introductory concepts of mathematical economics, including calculations regarding linear and quadratic functions; geometric and arithmetic series; calculus in economic problem solving; partial derivatives in solving economic problems; optimisation problems with or without constraints; matrix algebra; dynamics and difference equations; and exponential and continuous growth in problem solving.

Course instructors: Marisa von Fintel and Guangling Liu

Work programme

BER Weekly

29 July 2019
Domestic financial markets were dominated by the reaction of credit rating agencies to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's announcement that Eskom will receive an additional R59 billion (bn) bailout. This will be spread over the 2019/20 (R26bn) and 2020/21 (R33bn) fiscal years. Combined with the R23bn per annum committed to Eskom in the February budget,...

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