Mathematical Economics

Prelude to the Neoclassical Model

  • Kam Yu

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 207-214

About this book


This textbook provides a one-semester introduction to mathematical economics for first year graduate and senior undergraduate students. Intended to fill the gap between typical liberal arts curriculum and the rigorous mathematical modeling of graduate study in economics, this text provides a concise introduction to the mathematics needed for core microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics courses. Chapters 1 through 5 builds students’ skills in formal proof, axiomatic treatment of linear algebra, and elementary vector differentiation. Chapters 6 and 7 present the basic tools needed for microeconomic analysis. Chapter 8 provides a quick introduction to (or review of) probability theory. Chapter 9 introduces dynamic modeling, applicable in advanced macroeconomics courses. The materials assume prerequisites in undergraduate calculus and linear algebra. Each chapter includes in-text exercises and a solutions manual, making this text ideal for self-study.


mathematical economics static optimization dynamical system dynamic optimization dynamic modelling

Authors and affiliations

  • Kam Yu
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  1. 1.Lakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

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