ECO3021S - Quantitative Methods In Economics

18 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

Students must have completed MAM1010 (or an equivalent), STA1000, ECO2003 and ECO2004.

Course Outline:

The emphasis in this course is to introduce students to new tools and techniques for quantitative analysis in the social and behavioural sciences. In this respect, it is aimed at students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in economics. The course covers two inter-related modules, and while the sequence may vary from year to year, the broad areas of study include the following: Module one: focuses on formal modelling tools for economists including multivariate calculus, linear algebra, comparative statics, and constrained and unconstrained optimisation. Module two: provides a broad introduction to cross-sectional and time series econometric techniques.