Quantitative Methods in Economics (ECON1003)


This unit of study provides an introduction to the quantitative methods used in economics and business. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills to set up models to study real-world phenomena, using appropriate techniques to manipulate and analyse these models and their economic interpretation. In this unit particular emphasis will be placed on the intuition of the models studied, making extensive use of a range of economic examples and business applications. It is important to note that while mathematical techniques are used in this unit, this unit is not intended as a substitute for mathematics units offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Students wishing to pursue further study in mathematics, such as a major in mathematics, should consult the Faculty of Science Handbook for offerings by the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Note this unit is not available to students from the Faculty of Science.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


in-class tests (25%), Mid-semester test (25%) and 2hr Final exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


MATH1111 or MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.