Economics & Mathematics

http://economics.barnard.edu/majors/descriptions/economics-mathematics-major

208 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall
212-854-3454
Department Administrator: Robert O'Connor 

Mission

The Economics and Mathematics major provides the student with a grounding in economic theory comparable to that provided by the general economics major and exposes the student to rigorous and extensive training in mathematics. The program will be particularly useful for students planning to do graduate work in economics, which frequently demands greater mathematical training than that acquired through the minimum requirements of the basic economics degree.

Economics Department Representative: Sharon Harrison
Mathematics Department Representative: David Bayer

Requirements for the Major

A major in Economics and Mathematics must complete the following 15 courses or their equivalents:

Economics (8 courses)
ECON BC1003Introduction to Economic Reasoning3
ECON BC3018Econometrics4
ECON BC3033Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON BC3035Intermediate Microeconomic Theory4
ECON BC3041Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy3
Select one of the following:4
Senior Thesis II (two semesters of the Senior Thesis are optional)
Senior Seminar *
Two economics electives with an intermediate micro- or macroeconomic theory course as prerequisite
Mathematics (7 courses)
MATH UN1102
 - MATH UN1201
Calculus II
and Calculus III
6
MATH UN2010Linear Algebra3
MATH UN2500Analysis and Optimization **3
SIEO W3600 (or STAT GU4001)4
Two electives at or above the 2000 level ***

Students must obtain approval from each department representative before selecting electives. In exceptional cases, these may be from related fields; other courses can be taken with prior approval.

Cross-Listed Courses

Economics (Barnard)

ECON BC3018 Econometrics. 4 points.

Prerequisites: ECON BC3033 or ECON BC3035, and ECON BC2411 or STAT W1111 or STAT W1211, or permission of the instructor.

Specification, estimation and evaluation of economic relationships using economic theory, data, and statistical inference; testable implications of economic theories; econometric analysis of topics such as consumption, investment, wages and unemployment, and financial markets.

Fall 2019: ECON BC3018
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3018 001/07812 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Anja Tolonen 4 0/55

ECON BC3033 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. 4 points.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in economics and a functioning knowledge of high school algebra and analytical geometry or permission of the instructor.

Systematic exposition of current macroeconomic theories of unemployment, inflation, and international financial adjustments.

Spring 2019: ECON BC3033
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3033 001/06157 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Ll103 Diana Center
Biwei Chen 4 37/45
Fall 2019: ECON BC3033
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3033 001/07802 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Martina Jasova 4 0/50
ECON 3033 002/07821 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
0. FACULTY 4 0/50

ECON BC3035 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. 4 points.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in microeconomics or a combined macro/micro principles course (ECON BC1003 or ECON W1105, or the equivalent) and one semester of calculus or ECON BC1007, or permission of the instructor.

Preferences and demand; production, cost, and supply; behavior of markets in partial equilibrium; resource allocation in general equilibrium; pricing of goods and services under alternative market structures; implications of individual decision-making for labor supply; income distribution, welfare, and public policy. Emphasis on problem solving.

Spring 2019: ECON BC3035
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3035 001/04588 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Ll103 Diana Center
Elizabeth Ananat 4 52/60
Fall 2019: ECON BC3035
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3035 001/07813 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Elizabeth Ananat 4 0/50
ECON 3035 002/07822 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Lalith Munasinghe 4 0/50

ECON BC3041 Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Reason and Value (REA)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Ethics and Values.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in economics or permission of the instructor.

Intellectual origins of the main schools of thought in political economy. Study of the founding texts in classical political economy, Marxian economics, neoclassicism, and Keynesianism.

Spring 2019: ECON BC3041
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3041 001/07742 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
304 Barnard Hall
Andre Burgstaller 3 72
Fall 2019: ECON BC3041
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3041 001/07814 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Andre Burgstaller 3 0/80
ECON 3041 002/07823 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
David Weiman 3 0/45

ECON BC3061 Senior Thesis I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and completion of all courses (except for the senior requirement) required for the economics track, political economy track, or economics and mathematics majors. Exceptions to these prerequisites may be granted by the chair of the department only.

Tutorials and conferences on the research for and writing of the senior thesis.  This is the 1st semester of a two-semester course sequence.

Spring 2019: ECON BC3061
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3061 001/03345  
Randall Reback 4 3
Fall 2019: ECON BC3061
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3061 001/07794 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Randall Reback 4 0/10
ECON 3061 002/07795 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Sharon Harrison 4 0/10
ECON 3061 003/07796  
0. FACULTY 4 0/10
ECON 3061 004/07797  
0. FACULTY 4 0/10

ECON BC3062 Senior Thesis II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and completion of all courses (except for the senior requirement) required for the economics track, political economy track, or economics and mathematics majors. Exceptions to these prerequisites may be granted by the chair of the department only.

Tutorials and conferences on the research for and writing of the senior thesis.  This is the 2nd semester of a two-semester course sequence.

Spring 2019: ECON BC3062
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3062 001/04590  
Sonia Pereira 4 6
ECON 3062 002/03966  
Randall Reback 4 3
ECON 3062 003/08224 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
117 Barnard Hall
Sharon Harrison 4 5
ECON 3062 004/01944  
0. FACULTY 4 0

ECON BC3063 Senior Seminar. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and the completion of all courses (except for the senior requirement) required for the economics track, political economy track, or economics and mathematics majors. Exceptions to these prerequisites may be granted by the chair of the department only. Seminar sections are limited to 15 students.

A topic in economic theory or policy of the instructor’s choice. See department for current topics and for senior requirement preference forms.

Spring 2019: ECON BC3063
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3063 001/02840 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Ll017 Milstein Center
Homa Zarghamee 4 17
ECON 3063 003/02843 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
227 Milbank Hall
Martina Jasova 4 14
Fall 2019: ECON BC3063
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3063 001/07803 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Anja Tolonen 4 0/16
ECON 3063 002/07804 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Belinda Archibong 4 0/16
ECON 3063 003/07829 M 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Room TBA
Martina Jasova 4 0/16

Mathematics

MATH UN1101 Calculus I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (see Courses for First-Year Students). Functions, limits, derivatives, introduction to integrals, or an understanding of pre-calculus will be assumed.

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The Help Room in 333 Milbank Hall (Barnard College) is open during the day, Monday through Friday, to students seeking individual help from the teaching assistants. (SC)

Spring 2019: MATH UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1101 001/75145 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
407 Mathematics Building
Yang An 3 29/30
MATH 1101 002/62612 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
Jacob Shapiro 3 58/100
MATH 1101 003/27890 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
Dmitrii Pirozhkov 3 29/30
MATH 1101 004/73630 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
407 Mathematics Building
Wenhua Yu 3 19/30
MATH 1101 005/69201 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
Huaxin Liu 3 31/30
MATH 1101 006/19056 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
417 Mathematics Building
Alexander Cowan 3 42/50
Fall 2019: MATH UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1101 002/50794 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 1101 003/50795 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 1101 004/50796 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Chao Li 3 0/100
MATH 1101 005/50797 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Zachary Sylvan 3 0/100
MATH 1101 006/50798 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Michael Woodbury 3 0/100
MATH 1101 007/50799 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Michael Woodbury 3 0/100
MATH 1101 008/50800 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Alisa Knizel 3 0/100
MATH 1101 009/50801 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Oleksandr Kravets 3 0/30
MATH 1101 010/50802 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 0/30

MATH UN1102 Calculus II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1101 or the equivalent.

Methods of integration, applications of the integral, Taylor's theorem, infinite series. (SC) 

Spring 2019: MATH UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1102 001/17885 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
203 Mathematics Building
Henri Roesch 3 49/100
MATH 1102 002/72870 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
203 Mathematics Building
Henri Roesch 3 8/100
MATH 1102 003/62450 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
417 Mathematics Building
Pak Hin Lee 3 33/36
MATH 1102 004/16563 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
407 Mathematics Building
Raymond Cheng 3 27/36
MATH 1102 005/17398 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
520 Mathematics Building
Beomjun Choi 3 20/30
Fall 2019: MATH UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1102 002/50788 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Peter Woit 3 0/64
MATH 1102 003/50789 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Nathan Dowlin 3 0/100
MATH 1102 004/50790 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Nathan Dowlin 3 0/100
MATH 1102 005/50791 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Xuan Wu 3 0/30
MATH 1102 006/50792 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Donghan Kim 3 0/30

MATH UN1201 Calculus III. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1101 or the equivalent

Vectors in dimensions 2 and 3, complex numbers and the complex exponential function with applications to differential equations, Cramer's rule, vector-valued functions of one variable, scalar-valued functions of several variables, partial derivatives, gradients, surfaces, optimization, the method of Lagrange multipliers. (SC) 

Spring 2019: MATH UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1201 001/29129 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
312 Mathematics Building
Igor Krichever 3 98/116
MATH 1201 002/28142 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
203 Mathematics Building
Linh Truong 3 90/100
MATH 1201 003/67934 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Giulia Sacca 3 64/100
MATH 1201 004/20699 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Teng Fei 3 56/100
MATH 1201 005/20830 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
203 Mathematics Building
Yoel Groman 3 27/100
Fall 2019: MATH UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1201 001/50765 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Mohammed Abouzaid 3 0/100
MATH 1201 002/50766 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 1201 003/50767 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 1201 004/50768 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Ilya Kofman 3 0/49
MATH 1201 005/50769 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 1201 006/50770 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 1201 007/50771 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 1201 008/50772 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 0/100

MATH UN2010 Linear Algebra. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1201 or the equivalent.

Matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, canonical forms, applications. (SC)

Spring 2019: MATH UN2010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2010 001/61743 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
312 Mathematics Building
Bianca Santoro 3 89/116
MATH 2010 002/18837 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Joshua Sussan 3 93/100
MATH 2010 003/12804 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
312 Mathematics Building
Nicholas Salter 3 62/100
MATH 2010 004/23515 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
312 Mathematics Building
Nicholas Salter 3 83/100
MATH 2010 005/68757 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Elliott Stein 3 53/100
Fall 2019: MATH UN2010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2010 001/50780 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 2010 002/50781 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Kyle Hayden 3 0/100
MATH 2010 003/50782 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Henry Pinkham 3 0/49
MATH 2010 004/50783 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Michael Thaddeus 3 0/100
MATH 2010 005/50784 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Bianca Santoro 3 0/100

MATH UN2030 Ordinary Differential Equations. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1102 and MATH UN1201 or the equivalent.

Special differential equations of order one. Linear differential equations with constant and variable coefficients. Systems of such equations. Transform and series solution techniques. Emphasis on applications.

Spring 2019: MATH UN2030
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2030 001/69879 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
203 Mathematics Building
Evgeni Dimitrov 3 71/100
MATH 2030 002/15671 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
203 Mathematics Building
Evgeni Dimitrov 3 66/100
Fall 2019: MATH UN2030
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2030 001/50778 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
3 0/100
MATH 2030 002/50779 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
3 0/100

MATH UN2500 Analysis and Optimization. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1102 and MATH UN1201 or the equivalent and MATH UN2010.

Mathematical methods for economics. Quadratic forms, Hessian, implicit functions. Convex sets, convex functions. Optimization, constrained optimization, Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Elements of the calculus of variations and optimal control. (SC)

Spring 2019: MATH UN2500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2500 001/64928 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
203 Mathematics Building
Kanstantsin Matetski 3 35/100
MATH 2500 002/14987 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
203 Mathematics Building
Kanstantsin Matetski 3 54/100
Fall 2019: MATH UN2500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2500 001/50776 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Shotaro Makisumi 3 0/64
MATH 2500 002/50777 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Shotaro Makisumi 3 0/64

MATH UN3951 Undergraduate Seminars in Mathematics I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Two years of calculus, at least one year of additional mathematics courses, and the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

The subject matter is announced at the start of registration and is different in each section. Each student prepares talks to be given to the seminar, under the supervision of a faculty member or senior teaching fellow.

Fall 2019: MATH UN3951
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 3951 001/08781  
Daniela De Silva 3 0/64

MATH GU4061 Introduction To Modern Analysis I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1202 or the equivalent, and MATH UN2010. The second term of this course may not be taken without the first.

Real numbers, metric spaces, elements of general topology. Continuous and differential functions. Implicit functions. Integration; change of variables. Function spaces.

Spring 2019: MATH GU4061
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 4061 001/24581 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
520 Mathematics Building
Hui Yu 3 35/49
MATH 4061 002/61614 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
417 Mathematics Building
Hui Yu 3 41/64
Fall 2019: MATH GU4061
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 4061 001/50775 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Evgeni Dimitrov 3 0/49
MATH 4061 002/50774 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Evgeni Dimitrov 3 0/49

Statistics

STAT GU4001 Introduction to Probability and Statistics. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: Calculus through multiple integration and infinite sums.

A calculus-based tour of the fundamentals of probability theory and statistical inference. Probability models, random variables, useful distributions, conditioning, expectations, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis tests, linear regression.  This course replaces SIEO 4150.

Spring 2019: STAT GU4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4001 001/10448 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
David Rios 3 121/150