DRE 7017 Mathematics, Ph.D.
Economic analysis is based on mathematical concepts and tools like functions
and optimization. This intensive course is designed to enhance the
mathematical knowledge of course participants in areas which are particularly
relevant for doctoral studies of economics and finance.
The course is designed for students in the following programmes:
Ph.D. specialisation in Economics
Ph.D. specialisation in Finance
After completing the course, the student will be familiar with basic mathematical tools for economic analysis.
The student will have developed skills in solving relevant problems.
The course will be based around the following topics:
- Sets and point set topology
- Vectors and linear algebra
- Real analysis in one and several variables
- Unconstrained and constrained optimization
- Correspondences and fixed points
- Differential equations and dynamical systems
- Control theory in continuous and discrete time
Mathematical software may be used during lectures for illustration purposes.
Enrollment in a PhD programme is a general requirement for participation in PhD courses at BI Norwegian Business School.
External candidates are kindly asked to attach confirmation of enrollment in a PhD programme when signing up for a course. Other candidates may be allowed to sit in on courses by approval of the course leader. Sitting in on a course does not permit registration for the course, handing in exams or gaining credits for the course. Course certificates or confirmation letters will not be issued for sitting in on courses.
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Support materials||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
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|Resit:||Examination when next scheduled course|
|Simon, Carl P.; Blume, Lawrence||c1994||Mathematics for economists||International student ed||Norton|
|Sydsæter, Knut||2008||Further mathematics for economic analysis||2nd ed||Financial Times/Prentice-Hall|
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Notes to students:
During the course there may be hand-outs and other material on additional topics relevant for the course and the examination.