Introduction to Quantitative Methods: Mathematics
The course equips students with the math knowledge allowing them to go through the
MA program successfully. Completion of the course is a necessary condition for continuing the program.
The course aims to ensure that all the students mastered the mathematical skills
sufficient to participate in the program.
Having completed the course, the students will be able to apply knowledge of
basic algebra, calculus and optimization to solve economic problems
In order to pass the exam, it is expected from students to attend all the lessons,
hand in solutions to all 3 problem sets, which will be given to them during the lectures at the end of each
week, and score at least 50% of the final exam. Before the lectures start, on the 29th of August, students
will take a mandatory assessment test which is designed to reveal gaps in students’ mathematical
background which need to be addressed in this course. The assessment test will cover most of the topics
outlined below. Students who score at least 90% on the assessment test will receive an unconditional
waiver (a pass), so they don’t have to sit the final and submit homeworks. Students scoring between 50-
90% will receive a conditional waiver, so they don’t have to sit the final, but have to submit the problem
sets. Problem sets are not graded in principle, but failure of submission lowers the final exam grade by 1