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Preparatory course in Mathematics, Economics, and Econometrics


The students are given a brief overview over key topics in mathematics, economics, and econometrics. This overview is meant to assist the students in the transfer from the undergraduate to the graduate level.

Course content

The main topics are:

  • mathematics (linear systems and matrix methods, calculus, optimization)
  • econometrics (regression analysis, instrumental variable methods),
  • economics (examples of possible topics are: consumer theory including preferences and demand functions, theory of the firm including cost concepts and supply, market theory and market forms including duopoly, market failure, dead weight, main concepts of game theory, Solow growth model)


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