TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Department of Economics
Economics 3564: International Monetary Economics
Spring 2017
Brenden Mason
TR 3:30-4:50pm
Speakman Hall Room 212
Office and Contact Info
Office: 848 Ritter Annex
Phone: None
E-mail: [email protected]
Office
ECN 505 Mathematical Economics
Problem Set 3
Fall 2016
ron Tbis
Department of Economics
Syracuse University
Instructions
This problem set is due Thursday, October 13, in class.
Please submit a legible paper copy of your write-up and staple multiple pages
Economic Statistics ECN 521
Fall 2015
Assignment 1
Due: 09/30/2015 (in class)
The first assignment covers the material we discussed in class during the
first three weeks. You should be able to understand and use the concepts of
sample space, probability,
ECN 601 M003: Survey Microeconomic Theory
Department of Economics
Syracuse University
Fall 2015
Problem Set #5
Due date: Wednesday, Nov. 16
1. Suppose a single-priced monopoly faces the inverse market demand: p = a bQ and has a
constant marginal cost c an
Simulation Exercise Central Limit Theorem
Economic Statistics ECN 521
11/09/2016
In this exercise, you will simulate the distribution of the estimator you used
in the previous assignment. Here is the problem in case you forgot (dont
do the coin toss manua
ECN 505 Mathematical Economics
Problem Set 5
Fall 2016
ron Tbis
Department of Economics
Syracuse University
Instructions
This problem set is due Thursday, December 1, in class.
Please submit a legible paper copy of your write-up and staple multiple pages
Tips on Being a Good Discussant
We hope that you will find that being a discussant is a very worthwhile endeavor.
Developing the skills of a good discussant pays off in several ways. It is something
that economists are often asked to do. The same skills t
Economics 522
Econometrics
Professor Engelhardt
Problem Set 7
(60 points) In this problem set, you will examine the determinants of earnings in the market
for talent in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The data come from the 1993-94
season and a
Economics 522
Econometrics
Professor Engelhardt
Problem Set 9
(100 total points) Engel curves show the relationship between the share of the household
budget devoted to a good and the level of household resources, either measured empirically
as the log of
Economics 522
Econometrics
Professor Engelhardt
Problem Set 8
(70 points) Use the labor-market data on 663 male workers in wage_IQ.dta to estimate
the parameters of an econometric specification in which the log wage is a linear function
of education, expe
12.2
Vectors
12.1 Three Dimensional Coordinate Systems (Review)
Equation of a sphere
2
+
Center (a,b,c)
2
radius r
+ (z c) 2 = r 2
12.2 Vectors
Quantities like displacement, velocity, and force involve both magnitude and
direction (unlike quantities li
13.1
Curves in Space
Summary:
x2 y2 z 2
1
a 2 b2 c2
Ellipsoid
x2 y 2 z 2
2 2 1
2
a b c
Hyperboloid of one sheet
x2 y 2 z 2
2 2 2 1
a b c
Hyperboloid of two sheets
z 2 x2 y 2
2 2
2
c a b
all variables present
all variables squared
Cone elliptic
z x2 y
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The Economics of Health
Externalities
Comprehension Questions
Indicate whether the statement is true or false, and justify your answer. Be sure
to cite evidence from the chapter and state any additional assumptions you may
need.
1. The Coase Theorem im
Review
The tangent plane to the surface z f x, y at the point P x0 , y0 , z0 :
z z0 f x ( x0 , y0 ) x x0 f y ( x0 , y0 ) y y0
The tangent plane to the surface F x, y, z k at the point x0 , y0 , z0 :
F x0 , y0 , z0 is the normal vector to the tangent plan
Review
Partial derivative of f with respect to x at a, b
f a h, b f a, b
f
z
f x a, b lim
f x, y
Dx f
h 0
h
x x
x
Regard y as a constant and differentiate f x, y with respect to x
Partial derivative of f with respect to y at a, b
f a, b h f a , b
f
z
13.6
Acceleration in Polar Coordinates
Recall from last week:
b
Length of a curve | r '(t ) | dt
t
Arc length s (t )
r u du
a
a
ds
| r '(t ) |
dt
Arc length parametrization r ( s) with |r '( s ) | 1
Unit tangent vector T
r '(t )
r '(s)
| r '(t ) |
T
Health Economics
Economics 156
Prof. Jay Bhattacharya
Problem Set 1 Solutions
A.
Risk Aversion
Consider a risk averse consumer with probability p of becoming sick. Let Is be
the consumers income if he becomes sick, and let Ins be his income if he does not
Review
Lagrange multiplier method:
Max or min of a function f x, y subject to the constraint g x, y k :
At a critical point x0 , y0 , the gradient of f is parallel to the gradient of g.
f x0 , y0 g x0 , y0 for some
1) write the constraint as g 0 (subtrac
12.4
Cross Product
Geometric description of the cross product of the vectors u and v
The cross product of two vectors is a vector!
u x v is perpendicular to u and v
The length of u x v is u v u v sin
The direction is given by the right hand side rule
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The Bismarck Model: Social Health
Insurance
Comprehension Questions
Indicate whether the statement is true or false, and justify your answer. Be sure
to cite evidence from the chapter and state any additional assumptions you may
need.
1. Sickness funds
14.2
Continuity
Definition:
lim
( x , y ) ( a ,b )
f ( x, y) L
If the values of f(x, y) approach the number L as the point
(x, y) approaches the point (a, b) along any path that stays
within the domain of f.
We can let (x, y) approach (a, b) from an infin
12.5
Lines and Planes
Review:
v a1 , a2 , a3 a1i a2 j a3k
v a12 a22 a32
u v u1v1 u2 v2 u3v3 u v cos
uv
comp v u
v
u u u
u and v are orthogonal if and only if u v 0
uv
projv u
v
vv
u v u2v3 u3v2 i u1v3 u3v1 j u1v2 u2v1 k
u v is orthogonal to both u
16.2
Line Integrals
Review of line integrals:
Work integral F dr
C
r '(t )
dr
r '(s)
and hence dr Tds
| r '(t ) |
ds
= F Tds
since T
= F r '(t )dt
since dr
C
C
Mdx Ndy Pdz
C
Rules:
F dr
dr
dt r '(t )dt
dt
if F Mi Nj Pk M , N , P
dr dxi dyj dzk
does
Health Economics
Economics 156
Prof. Jay Bhattacharya
Midterm Solutions
Question A.
1.
To answer whether pC is less than or more than the value of health care depends
on your position on two positive issues. The first positive issue relates to the failure
Health Economics
Economics 156
Prof. Jay Bhattacharya
Problem Set 2 solutions
Problem #1: Problems from Phelps
Ch.8, problem #1:
The main two distinguishing features of non-profits are that such firms cannot issue stock
owned by people outside the company
Review
The directional derivative of f x, y in the direction of u at x0 , y0
is denoted by Du f x0 , y0 :
Du f x0 , y0 lim
s 0
u a, b must a unit vector
f ( x0 sa, y0 sb) f ( x0 , y0 )
s
f x ( x0 , y0 ) a f y ( x0 , y0 ) b
Du f x0 , y0 f u
where f f x ,
16.1, 16.2
Vector Fields and Line
Integrals
Review:
x, y f u , v , g u , v
Change of variables:
x
u
Jacobian: J u , v
y
u
x
v
y
v
area element dxdy becomes
J u, v dudv
F x, y dA F f u, v , g u, v J u, v dudv
S
R
we often substitute u h( x, y ), v k (
Health Economics
ECON 236
Prof. Juan Pablo Atal
466 McNeil Building
[email protected]
Spring 2017
TuTh 13:30-15:00
FAGN 216
TA:
Constanza Vergara
[email protected]
Economics 236 is an advanced undergraduate course on the economics of health
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Health Technology Assessment
Comprehension Questions
Indicate whether the statement is true or false, and justify your answer. Be sure to
state any additional assumptions you may need.
1. A dominated treatment is one that is less cost effective than an
Quiz #1: Spring 2012
Name:_
R.I.:_
Three workers produce sugar and tea as follows:
Adam
Brittany
Carlos
Sugar (units per day)
1
2
3
Tea (units per day)
1
1
1
1. Draw the combined PPF for these three workers with tea on the horizontal
axis.
2. If together