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Table Of Contents

1.1 Some important graphs
1.2 Math, micro, and metrics
2.1 A graphical approach
2.2 Derivatives
2.3 Uses of derivatives
2.4 Maximum or minimum?
2.5 Logarithms and the exponential function
2.6 Problems
3.1 A more complicated pro…t function
3.2 Vectors and Euclidean space
3.3 Partial derivatives
3.4 Multidimensional optimization
3.5 Comparative statics analysis
3.5.1 An alternative approach (that I don’t like)
3.6 Problems
Constrained optimization
4.1 A graphical approach
4.2 Lagrangians
4.3 A 2-dimensional example
4.4 Interpreting the Lagrange multiplier
4.5 A useful example - Cobb-Douglas
4.6 Problems
Inequality constraints
5.1 Lame example - capacity constraints
5.1.1 A binding constraint
5.1.2 A nonbinding constraint
5.2 A new approach
5.3 Multiple inequality constraints
5.4 A linear programming example
5.5 Kuhn-Tucker conditions
5.6 Problems
Matrices
6.1 Matrix algebra
6.2 Uses of matrices
6.3 Determinants
6.4 Cramer’s rule
6.5 Inverses of matrices
6.6 Problems
Systems of equations
7.1 Identifying the number of solutions
7.1.1 The inverse approach
7.1.2 Row-echelon decomposition
7.1.3 Graphing in (x,y) space
7.1.4 Graphing in column space
7.2 Summary of results
7.3 Problems
Using linear algebra in economics
8.1 IS-LM analysis
8.2 Econometrics
8.2.1 Least squares analysis
8.2.2 A lame example
8.2.3 Graphing in column space
8.2.4 Interpreting some matrices
8.3 Stability of dynamic systems
8.3.1 Stability with a single variable
8.3.2 Stability with two variables
8.3.3 Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
8.3.4 Back to the dynamic system
Go back to the dynamic system
8.4 Problems
Second-order conditions
9.1 Taylor approximations for R!R
9.2 Second order conditions for R!R
9.3 Taylor approximations for Rm
9.4 Second order conditions for Rm
9.5 Negative semide…nite matrices
9.5.1 Application to second-order conditions
9.5.2 Examples
9.6 Concave and convex functions
9.7 Quasiconcave and quasiconvex functions
9.8 Problems
Probability
10.1 Some de…nitions
10.2 De…ning probability abstractly
10.3 De…ning probabilities concretely
10.4 Conditional probability
10.5 Bayes’ rule
10.6 Monty Hall problem
10.7 Statistical independence
10.8 Problems
Random variables
11.1 Random variables
11.2 Distribution functions
11.3 Density functions
11.4 Useful distributions
11.4.1 Binomial (or Bernoulli) distribution
11.4.2 Uniform distribution
11.4.3 Normal (or Gaussian) distribution
11.4.4 Exponential distribution
11.4.5 Lognormal distribution
11.4.6 Logistic distribution
Integration
12.1 Interpreting integrals
12.2 Integration by parts
12.2.1 Application: Choice between lotteries
13.1 Mathematical expectation
13.2 The mean
13.2.1 Uniform distribution
13.2.2 Normal distribution
13.3 Variance
13.3.1 Uniform distribution
13.3.2 Normal distribution
13.4 Application: Order statistics
13.5 Problems
Multivariate distributions
14.1 Bivariate distributions
14.2 Marginal and conditional densities
14.3 Expectations
14.4 Conditional expectations
14.4.2 The Law of Iterated Expectations
14.5 Problems
Statistics
15.1 Some de…nitions
15.2 Sample mean
15.3 Sample variance
15.4 Convergence of random variables
15.4.1 Law of Large Numbers
15.4.2 Central Limit Theorem
15.5 Problems
Sampling distributions
16.1 Chi-square distribution
16.2 Sampling from the normal distribution
16.3 t and F distributions
16.4 Samplingfromthebinomial distribution
17.2 One-tailed and two-tailed tests
17.3 Examples
17.3.1 Example 1
17.3.2 Example 2
17.3.3 Example 3
17.4 Problems
Solutions to end-of-chapter problems
18.1 Solutions for Chapter 15
Solutions for Chapter 17
INDEX
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