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Fall 1 2008

Dr. J. Finlay, Dr. G. Fink, Dr. D. Canning
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course will review, as well as introduce, methods of mathematical analysis that form an essential tool kit for doctoral level courses in economic analysis. The course is a pre-requisite for PIH291 (Microeconomics and applications to public health in developing countries) that is taught in the spring semester. Topics covered include differential and integral calculus, and optimization methods. Some applications of these methods to economic analysis will also be discussed. Participants in the course will be expected to be proficient in introductory level calculus and linear algebra.
Course note: There will be weekly problem sets, a take-home mid-term examination and an in-class final examination. Lab or section time will be announced at first meeting. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 1 2007

Dr. J. Finlay, Dr. G. Fink, Dr. D. Canning
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course will review, as well as introduce, methods of mathematical analysis that form an essential tool kit for doctoral level courses in economic analysis. The course is a pre-requisite for PIH291 (Microeconomics and applications to public health in developing countries) that is taught in the spring semester. Topics covered include differential and integral calculus, and optimization methods. Some applications of these methods to economic analysis will also be discussed. Participants in the course will be expected to be proficient in introductory level calculus and linear algebra.
Course note: There will be weekly problem sets, a take-home mid-term examination and an in-class final examination. Lab or section time will be announced at first meeting. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2006

Dr. A. Mahal
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course will review, as well as introduce, methods of mathematical analysis that form an essential tool kit for doctoral level courses in economic analysis. The course is a pre-requisite for PIH291 (Microeconomics and applications to public health in developing countries) that is taught in the spring semester. Topics covered include differential and integral calculus, and optimization methods. Some applications of these methods to economic analysis will also be discussed. Participants in the course will be expected to be proficient in introductory level calculus and linear algebra.
Course note: There will be weekly problem sets, a take-home mid-term examination and an in-class final examination. Lab or section time will be announced at first meeting. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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