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Unformatted text preview: 1 University of Maryland Pablo M Federico Department of Economics Summer 2009 ECON 300: METHODS AND TOOLS FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS [JMZ 2206, M/W 6:30-9:40 PM] Course Description Modern economics employs mathematical and logical tools to model and analyze markets, national economies, and other situations where people make choices. Understanding of many economic issues can be enhanced by careful application of the methodology, and this in turn requires an understanding of the various mathematical and logical techniques. This course reviews concepts and techniques usually covered in algebra, analytical geometry, and the first semester of calculus. It also introduces the components of subsequent calculus and linear algebra courses most relevant to economic analysis. The course emphasizes the reasons economists use mathematical concepts and techniques to model behavior and outcomes. A main objective of this course is to prepare you to be able to handle the math in the advanced economics classes you will take in later years. Many of the problems in this advanced economics classes you will take in later years....
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- Spring '08