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Foundations of Mathematical and Computational Economics


  • Plenty of examples from all areas of economics and econometrics Emphasizes computation and programming in Matlab, Maple and Excel Numerous exercises and solutions to selected exercises


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basic Concepts and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 3-16
    3. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 17-56
    4. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 57-68
  3. Linear Algebra

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 95-111
    3. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 113-142
    4. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 143-186
  4. Calculus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 189-226
    3. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 257-279
    4. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 281-320
  5. Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 323-346
    3. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 347-376
    4. Kamran Dadkhah
      Pages 377-406
  6. Differential and Difference Equations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407

About this book


This is a book on the basics of mathematics and computation and their uses in economics for modern day students and practitioners. The reader is introduced to the basics of numerical analysis as well as the use of computer programs such as Matlab and Excel in carrying out involved computations. Sections are devoted to the use of Maple in mathematical analysis. Examples drawn from recent contributions to economic theory and econometrics as well as a variety of end of chapter exercises help to illustrate and apply the presented concepts.


Computation Computer assisted math Dynamic optimization and modelling Econometrics Mathematical economics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of EconomicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

About the authors

Kamram M. Dadkhah is Associate Professor in the Department of Northwestern University, Boston, where his areas of interst are mathematical economics, econometrics, international economics, and economics of oil. He holds an MA and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Indiana University, and an MS degree in Mathematics from Northeastern University. He has published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Political Economy, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Sciences, Empirical Economics, and Mathematical and Computer Modeling.

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