Professor: Dr. Simona Trandafir
Prerequisites: ECN 328 and MTH 131 or equivalent or permission of instructor
Catalog Description: Introduction to mathematical methods in economics and business. Economic applications of constrained and unconstrained optimization, matrix algebra, with illustrations from economics, finance, and environmental and natural resource economics
Mathematics is an important tool for all fields of study and all professions. In environmental economics, mathematics is essential in exploring new theoretical concepts and gaining insights into economic models. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with the much needed mathematical tools that will ultimately help them develop solutions to contemporary environmental problems.
By the end of the semester students will be able to:
Dr. Simona Trandafir
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
211 Kingston Coastal Institute
Dr. Trandafir is an environmental economist who specializes in transportation economics. Her current research interests are:
This course will provide you with the mathematical skills necessary for most graduate courses in economic theory, applications, and econometric methods.
This course is a requirement for the environmental and natural resource economics graduate program.