Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ECON 308 - MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS

Long Title: MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
Department: Economics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200 AND (MATH 212 OR (MATH 221 AND MATH 222)
Description: Coverage of mathematical topics used in economics, such as linear algebra, optimization, and real analysis, with applications to fundamental topics in economic theory, constrained optimization, labor market dynamics, game theory and Leontief input-output model. Emphasizes logical clarity and mathematical rigor, along with the ability to follow and construct mathematical proofs. Students must have either (1) made a grade of B- or higher in MATH 212 or MATH 221/MATH 222 taken at Rice, or (2) received transfer credit for MATH 212 or MATH 221/MATH 222 and received approval of the course instructor. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ECON 308 if student has credit for ECON 401.