Mathematics for Economics, Second Edition

Mathematics for Economics, Second Edition

By Michael Hoy, John Livernois, Chris McKenna, Ray Rees and Thanasis Stengos





This book offers a comprehensive presentation of the mathematics required to tackle problems in economic analysis. To give a better understanding of the mathematical concepts, the text follows the logic of the development of mathematics rather than that of an economics course. After a review of the fundamentals of sets, numbers, and functions, the book covers limits and continuity, the calculus of functions of one variable, linear algebra, multivariate calculus, and dynamics. To develop the student's problem-solving skills, the book works through a large number of examples and economic applications. The second edition includes simple game theory, l'Hôpital's rule, Leibniz's rule, and a more intuitive development of the Hamiltonian. An instructor's manual is available.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262082945 1143 pp. | 8 in x 9 in 321 illus.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262582070 1143 pp. | 8 in x 9 in 321 illus.

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  • This book offers clear exposition, includes relevant material, and provides intuitive explanations. These are the hallmarks of a first class textbook.

    Morton I. Kamien

    Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Mathematics is the language of economics, and this book is an excellent introduction to that language.

    George J. Mailath

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania