Mathematical 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: Dieter von Fintel and Guangling Liu

Work programme

BER Weekly

22 September 2017
In the domestic section we unpack the latest decision by Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Against expectations for a cut, the MPC decided to keep the policy interest rate unchanged. Additionally, we look at the latest consumer inflation numbers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which shows that August...

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