Maths for Economists Collection

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This page is a small collection of advanced-level material from the main NRICH pages which will be of use or interest to those hoping to study economics at university. They are straight mathematics problems but have an economic flavour or application.  

There is a lot of calculus, optimisation, statistics and algebra involved in university economics, so the more comfortable students are thinking about these issues the better.    

Some useful problems to try:  


pic Overbooking     pic A chance to win
pic Aim high pic Production equation
pic Debt race pic Into the exponential distribution
pic Into the normal distribution pic Gutter
pic Discussing risk and reward pic Differential equation matcher

Something useful to read:  


An introduction to differentiation
Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand