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After this course the student knows the basic mathematics needed in the analyses of economic models. The student also understands the basic principles of building mathematical models of economic phenomena.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 19.04.2021 - 31.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Juuso Välimäki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juuso Välimäki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course covers multivariate calculus, basic mathematical optimization and elements of dynamical systems.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Examination, exercises and class contribution.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, Exercises, Independent work. Total 160h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Simon and Blume: Mathematics for Economists

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Differential and integral Calculus I, Matrix Algebra.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth