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Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists

Mathematical Methods and Models for Economists

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Angel de la Fuente
Cambridge University Press, 2000-01-28
EAN 9780521585293, ISBN10: 0521585295
848 pages, 27.4 x 25.3 x 19.3 cm

This book is intended as a textbook for a first-year PhD course in mathematics for economists and as a reference for graduate students in economics. It provides a self-contained, rigorous treatment of most of the concepts and techniques required to follow the standard first-year theory sequence in micro and macroeconomics. The topics covered include an introduction to analysis in metric spaces, differential calculus, comparative statics, convexity, static optimization, dynamical systems and dynamic optimization. The book includes a large number of applications to standard economic models and over two hundred fully worked-out problems.

'The textbook is highly recommended to graduate students of economics. Furthermore, it provides a useful mathematical reference for researchers in economics.' Roland Fahrion, Zentralblatt MATH