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:
|Overbooking||A chance to win|
|Aim high||Production equation|
|Debt race||Into the exponential distribution|
|Into the normal distribution||Gutter|
|Discussing risk and reward||Differential equation matcher|
Something useful to read:
|An introduction to differentiation|
|Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand|