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Unit of study_

ECON5005: Quantitative Tools for Economics

This unit of study aims to enhance mathematical ability to provide a skill set that enables students to thrive in their study of economics. Themes such as algebra, the plotting of points, lines, and functions in two and three dimensional space, differential calculus and simultaneous equations are the basis on which the skills are taught.

Code ECON5005
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a sound understanding of most of the mathematical techniques relevant to advanced micro and macroeconomic
  • LO2. demonstrate both a formal and intuitive understanding of the results generated by these techniques, how they relate to underlying assumptions, and how they may change as a result of varying those assumptions
  • LO3. possess a solid foundation for the subsequent application of these techniques to micro and macroeconomic analysis.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.