Mathematics For Economists: An Introductory Textbook, Second Edition

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9780719075391: Mathematics For Economists: An Introductory Textbook, Second Edition

This book is a self-contained treatment of all the mathematics needed by undergraduate and beginning graduate students of economics. Building up gently from a very low level, the authors provide a clear, systematic coverage of calculus and matrix algebra and easily accessible introductions to optimization and dynamics. The emphasis throughout is on intuitive argument and problem-solving. All methods are illustrated by well-chosen examples and exercises selected from central areas of modern economic analysis. New features of the second edition include:
- a thorough exposition of dynamic optimization in discrete and continuous time
- an introduction to the rigorous mathematical analysis used in graduate-level economics.
 

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Malcolm Pemberton is Senior Lecturer in Economics at University College London. Nicholas Rau is Senior Lecturer in Economics at University College London.

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"This is a great text to learn from -- the authors do an excellent job providing intuitive explanations, making connections between results and illustrating the use of mathematics in solving economics problems, and there is a host of solved exercises which perform two roles: providing essential practice material and introducing further applications in economics." --Andrew Chesher, University College London

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