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Designed to demonstrate the essential mathematical concepts-comprehensively and economically-without re-teaching basic material or laboring over superfluous ideas, this text locates the necessary information in a practical economics context. Utilizing clear exposition and dynamic pedagogical features, Mathematical Tools for Economics provides students with the analytical skills they need to better grasp their field of study. * A short introduction to mathematics for students of economics * Demonstrates essential mathematical concepts necessary for economic analysis, such as matrix algebra and calculus, simultaneous linear equations, and concrete and discrete time * Incorporates applications to econometrics and statistics, and includes computational exercises illustrating the methods and concepts discussed in the text * Clear explanations and dynamic pedagogical features provide students with the analytical skills they need to better grasp their field of study. Mathematical Tools for Economics is supported by an instructor's manual featuring solutions, available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/turkington
Darrell A. Turkington is Professor of Economics at the University of Western Australia. He has a Ph.D in theoretical econometrics from the University of California, Berkeley and has held visiting appointments at Berkeley, the University of Warwick, the University of British Columbia, and Nuffield College, Oxford. He is co-author of the Econometric Society monograph, Instrumental Variables (1985), as well as author of Matrix Calculus and Zero-One Matrices (2002).