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Course title Mathematical Research Tools
Course code EBC4182
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 4-9-2023 20-10-2023 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Andrés Perea y Monsuwé
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Language of instruction English
The goal of this course is learning how to find, classify and analyze solutions to optimization problems.
In economics and business we must often solve maximization or minimization problems. Think, for instance, of a firm that wants to minimize its costs while guaranteeing a certain production level, or investors that wish to find the optimal portfolio given a certain degree of risk. How do we find the solutions to such optimization problems, and how can we classify and analyze such solutions? This will be the main objective of this course. We will concentrate on four themes: (i) optimization problems without constraints, (ii) optimization problems with equality and inequality constraints, (iii) parametrized optimization, that is, how does the optimal solution change if we change the underlying parameters in the problem, and (iv) optimization in a dynamic setting with finite and infinite horizon.
* Rangarajan K. Sundaram: "A First Course in Optimization Theory", Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Basic level of mathematics (e.g. Sydsaetter, Mathematics for Economic Analysis).
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Participation / Written Exam
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - No specialisation Year 2 Methodology Elective(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Elective Course(s)
Master Economic and Financial Research - No specialisation Year 1 Compulsory Course(s)