DRE 7017 Mathematics, Ph.D.

DRE 7017 Mathematics, Ph.D.

Course code: 
DRE 7017
Department: 
Economics
Credits: 
4
Course coordinator: 
Eivind Eriksen
Product category: 
PhD
Portfolio: 
PhD Economics courses
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

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

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After completing the course, the student will be familiar with basic mathematical tools for economic analysis.

Learning outcomes - Skills

The student will have developed skills in solving relevant problems.

Learning outcomes - Reflection

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Course content

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
Learning process and requirements to student

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Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Mathematical software may be used during lectures for illustration purposes.

Qualifications

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.

Required prerequisite knowledge

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Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
DRE70171
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100Yes3 Hour(s)
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment:
Exam code:DRE70171
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100