ECON 351

In the following course outline, links will be provided to videos a lecture prior to the time noted for the topic. In addition, there will be a pdf available for each group of lectures. For example, all of the matrix algebra videos are grouped into a single pdf that will be made available soon after the ‘module’ in question begins (see Topics). A full course outline is found here. The course outline might change slightly over time.

Course Outline

WeekTopics
(& pdfs)
VideosHoy(H)
Dixit(D)
Jan 12/13/15Introduction &
integral calculus
Introduction Integration #1
Integration #2
H:16
Jan 19/20/22Integration & applicationsIntegration #3
Bond Formula
Trade Areas
H:16
Jan 26/27/29  Intro to dynamics Difference equationsExam #1
Dynamics Intro Difference #1
H:17
Feb 02/03/05Difference eq’ns (cont)   Differential equationsDifference #2 Difference #3 Differential #1 
Feb 09/10/12Differential eq’ns (cont)  Differential #2
Review (No video) Exam #2
 
Feb 16/17/19Reading Break  
Feb 23/24/26Differential equation systems &
phase diagrams
Systems
Phase Diagrams #1 Phase Diagrams #2
 
Mar 02/03/05Phase diagrams (cont)
Math programming
Phase Diagrams #3 Intro R
lpsolve package
 
Mar 09/10/12Math programming (cont)  Math program #1
Math program #2  
 
Mar 16/17/19Maximum Principle
Continuous control
Exam #3
Optimal Control #1
  D:10
Mar 23/24/26Discrete time control
Dynamic Programming
Optimal Control #2
TBA
  D:11
Mar 30/31 Apr 01Stochastic dynamic programmingSDP 
Apr 06/07/09Review  
TBAFinal exam