Mathematical economics

Организатор: Финансовый университет при Правительстве РФ
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Язык обучения: английский

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Mathematical modelling is particularly helpful in analysing a number of aspects of economic theory. The course content includes a study of several mathematical models used in economics. Considerable emphasis is placed on the economic motivation and interpretation of the models discussed.

The course is specifically designed to:

  • demonstrate to the student the importance of the use of mathematical techniques in theoretical economics
  • enable the student to develop skills in mathematical modelling


This course is assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination.

Учебный план:

Techniques of constrained optimisation. This is a rigorous treatment of the mathematical techniques used for solving constrained optimisation problems, which are basic tools of economic modelling. Topics include: Definitions of a feasible set and of a solution, sufficient conditions for the existence of a solution, maximum value function, shadow prices, Lagrangian and Kuhn Tucker necessity and sufficiency theorems with applications in economics, for example General Equilibrium theory, Arrow-Debreu securities and arbitrage.

Intertemporal optimisation. Bellman approach. Euler equations. Stationary infinite horizon problems. Continuous time dynamic optimisation (optimal control). Applications, such as habit formation, Ramsey-Kass-Coopmans model, Tobin’s q, capital taxation in an open economy, are considered.

Tools for optimal control: ordinary differential equations. These are studied in detail and include linear 2nd order equations, phase portraits, solving linear systems, steady states and their stability.

Результат обучения:

At the end of this course and having completed the essential reading and activities students should be able to:

  • use and explain the underlying principles, terminology, methods, techniques and conventions used in the subject
  • solve economic problems using the mathematical methods described in the subject 

Требования к поступающим:

If taken as part of a BSc degree, courses which must be passed before this course may be attempted:

  • EC2066 Microeconomics and either
  • MT105a Mathematics 1 and MT105b Mathematics 2 or 
  • MT1174 Calculus 
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