Synopses & Reviews
Skip the formal proofs and go straight to understanding the important concepts! MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS gives you all the information you need to work with economic concepts at the intermediate or advanced level. How? MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS emphasizes the use of mathematics in actual economic models, not through difficult proofs. The balance of theory and application makes this the economics textbook that will help you ace the class and get ready for the real world at the same time.
About the Author
Jeffrey Baldani received his BA from the University of Kentucky and PhD from Cornell University. He has taught economics at Colgate University since 1982. His teaching interests include mathematical economics, game theory, and applied microeconomics. James Bradfield received his BA and Phd from the University of Rochester. He has taught economics at Hamilton College since 1976. His teaching interests include principles of economics, mathematical economics, microeconomics, and financial markets. Robert W. Turner received his BA from Oberlin College and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has taught economics at Colgate University since 1983. His teaching interests include econometrics, mathematical economics, public and environmental economics, and principles of economics.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Mathematical Economics. Appendix: Calculus Review 2. Introduction to Mathematical Economic Applications. 3. Matrix Theory. 4. Applications of Matrix Theory to Linear Models. 5. Multivariate Calculus: Theory. 6. Multivariate Calculus: Applications. 7. Multivariable Optimization without Constraints: Theory. 8. Multivariable Optimization without Constraints: Applications. 9. Constrained Optimization: Theory. 10. Constrained Optimization: Applications. 11. Optimization with Inequality Constraints: Theory. 12. Optimization with Inequality Constraints. 13. Value Functions and the Envelope Theorem: Theory. 14. Value Functions and the Envelope Theorem: Duality and Other Applications. 15. Introduction to Difference and Differential Equations: Theory. 16. Difference and Differential Equations: Applications. 17. Static Games with Complete Information: Theory. 18. Static Games with Complete Information: Applications. 19. Dynamic Games with Complete Information: Theory. 20. Dynamic Games with Complete Information: Applications.