**Economics 331 **

**Mathematical Economics**

**Mr. Moody**

**Text:
Chiang and Wainwright, Fundamental
Methods of Mathematical Economics (Fourth Edition)**

**All readings, except Chiang and Wainwright are available
on Blackboard in the Course
Documents section. Readings from earlier editions of Chiang are also available
in Blackboard.**

**Linear Algebra and General Equilibrium**

Chiang and Wainwright, Chapters 1-5

Applied general equilibrium (Lenotief input-output analysis)

**Linear Programming and Duality**

Chiang
Chapters 19,20 (Blackboard)

Bassi, L.J. "The Diet Problem Revisited," *The
American Economist*, 20, Fall 1976, 35-39

**Game Theory (two person zero sum games)**

Chiang Game Theory (Blackboard)

**Comparative Static Analysis**

Chiang and Wainwright, Chapters 6-8

**Macroeconomics**

Allen, R.G.D. *Macro-Economic
Theory*, ch. 7

**Optimization**

Chiang and Wainwright, Ch. 9-11.

**Constrained Optimization**

Chiang and Wainwright, Ch. 12

**Nonlinear Programming**

Chiang and
Wainwright, Ch. 13

Baumol, W.J. *Economic Theory and Operations
Analysis*. 4'th ed., 1977, Ch. 7

Kuhn, "Duality in Mathematical Programming"

Takayama,
A. "Behavior of the Firm under Regulatory Constraint." *American
Economic Review* (1969) 255-260.

**Applications**

The Envelope Theorem (Chiang and Wainwright Ch 13)

Mathematical History

The Oil Crisis and Entitlements