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Lectures J. Bradford DeLong TuTh 2-3:30; Cory 241 |
Sections Jean-Philippe Stijns Section 101, MW 4-5, 210 Wheeler (CCN: 21094) Section 102, MW 5-6, 47 Evans (CCN: 21097) |
Week of Mon. Aug. 23
On Wed. Aug. 25 and Tues. Aug. 31, we will be reviewing elementary but useful mathematical concepts. Here are two references that I think can help you in brushing up the math tools you will need for intermediate macroeconomics:
- James Stewart, Calculus - Early Transcendentals, 3rd edition, Brooks/Cole Pub Co, April 1999.
This is the book Berkeley undergraduates seem use to study Calculus in Calculus 1A and B. I therefore assume that Economics majors should have a copy of this textbook. It seems to be on reserve in the Astr/Math library (QA303.S8825 1995)
- Carl Simon and Lawrence Blume, Mathematics for Economists, Norton and Company, 1994.
This is one of the books we use to brush up our mathematics in the graduate program of the Department of Economics here at Berkeley. Don't be scared off by that fact though, it's a rather easy to read book. It covers some concepts more specific to Economics that are not covered in the previous reference. One copy is supposed to be available from the Bus & Econ library on 09/01 (HB135 .B59 1994)
Finally, here is an additional reference that I have found later on:
- Michael W. Klein, Mathematical Methods for Economists, Addison Wesley: Reading, Massachusetts, 1998
This is probably a good compromise between the two previous references. This book starts from "scratch" while focusing on the needs of economists. It does not seem to be available from the library but you can of course order it from Amazon.com.
Week of Mon. Aug. 30
This semester Clara Wang is the Department's Outreach tutor/Advisor. Her position is designed to help students who are having difficulty in their Economics core courses (Econ 1, Econ 100A and 100B, Econ 101A and 101B).
Office: 608-14 Evans
Phone: 642-8666
Email: cywang@econ.berkeley.edu
Drop In Hours:
Tuesday 10-12
Wednesday 10-1
Sign Up Hours (for one-on-one tutoring):
Thursday 10-12
Clara is also available by appointment.
JP's Office Hours have been set democratically to Thursday 4-6 in 508-7 Evans.
Week of Mon. Sep. 6
No section this monday since it's Labor Day.
Problem Set 1 is due in class on Thursday 9/9
Week of Mon. Oct. 4
Week of Mon. Nov. 22
Jean-Philippe Stijns
Doctoral Student in Economics
Teaching Assistant in Macroeconomic Theory
University of California at
Berkeley
Department of Economics
508-7 Evans Hall Berkeley, CA 94720
email: stijns@econ.berkeley.edu
resume: http://www.well.com/user/jeanphi/resume.html
phone: (510)642-5952