JEM183 - Mathematical Methods in Macroeconomics

Credit: 6
Status: CFS - elective
ET - mandatory
F,FM and B - elective
Masters - all
MEF - elective
Semester - winter
Course supervisors: PhDr. RNDr. Josef Stráský Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Miloslav Vošvrda CSc.
Course homepage: JEM183
Literature: Ronald Shone: Economic Dynamics: Phase Diagrams and their Economic Application, Cambridge University Press, 2003
Ronald Shone: An Introduction to Economic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2001
Dawkins, Paul: Differential Equations (follow the link to Differential Equations (Math 3301) link).
Hájková, John, Kalenda, Zelený: Matematika, Matfyzpress, Praha 2006

Ljunqvist, Sargent: Recursive Macroeconomic Theory, third edition, The MIT Press 2012
Jianjun Miao: Economic Dynamics in Discrete Time, The MIT Press 2014
Jerome Adda and Russell Cooper: Dynamic Economics - Quantitative Methods and Applications
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The course is focused on mathematical methods which are underlying modern economic theory such as difference and differential equations and their systems, dynamic optimization methods, dynamic programming, foundations of nonlinear dynamics and approximation methods such as linearization and log-linearization. Developed mathematical tools are used in solving important economic models such as IS-LM model or stochastic growth model. Students will use two mathematical programming environments - Mathematica and Matlab.




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