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  • Paperback: 1144 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press; 2nd Edition edition (3 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262582074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262582070
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 4.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 499,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Hoy is a faculty member in the Economics Department at the University of Guelph. John Livernois is a faculty member in the Economics Department at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Chris McKenna is a faculty member in the Economics Department at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Ray Rees is a faculty member at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. Thanasis Stengos is a faculty member in the Economics Department at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Killian on 7 April 2007
Format: Paperback
Wonderful text that begins at the absolute beginning, links each section together in an extremely fluidic and interesting manner which illustrates their relevance, and all the while applies the theory to economic application. In twenty-five or so chapters it communicates the relevance of economics and pushes the boundaries of the current science. A must read for any economist looking for an deeper understanding - or anybody moving from undergraduate to postgraduate.
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By Mr. Bilal Mussa on 27 Feb. 2013
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One of the most comprehensive books i have used to date. Was very important whilst studying the module by the same name.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A solid math for econ book 20 Feb. 2006
By Coleman Nee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Some of the previous reviewers have complained that this book is too easy while others thought it was too hard. Personally, I think the authors have struck excacly the right balance between rigor and a "cookbook" approach. Just compare it to the major competing texts. Fundamental Methods by Chiang is way too chatty and a bit out of date (I haven't seen the new edition, but I understand that not much changed). Chiang will get you through undergrad in style, but it's not the best preparation for graduate school. On the other hand, Mathematics for Economists by Simon and Blume is great for advanced undergrads and beginning grad students, but I suspect it's too difficult for beginners who don't already have some solid math preparation under their belts. Hoy et. al. falls right in between these two books. It is an introductory text to be sure, but it covers a lot of topics, some not even covered in S&B. It is challenging but not impossible for beginners and will give them a broad survey of the field. I readily admit that the style is a bit dry, although it would be hard for it not to be with so many authors. Overall, I would recommend this book highly to ambitious undergrads or even underprepared grad students (like I was once). However, if you definitely need something more challenging get Simon and Blume.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Clear and Clean 27 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a very useful introductory text for economics students who want to plug into the mathematics needed for more advanced economics courses. The treatment of multivariate calculus is intuitive and clear, but I wish there was less pre-calculus and more work on total differentials and differential equations. Chiang is better for those topics. The introduction to dynamics is a useful preliminary look at this deep topic
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent for help with economic theory ... 20 Oct. 2003
By Streakblondie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Very useful book for calculations for economic application: I say applications, because the examples are extremely useful for use with economic courses or theory.
I am studying at undergraduate level, and have used this book along-side set texts for 3-4 courses ... including intermediate microeconomics (so, if you have the Varian set textbook, this book is extremely helpful!!, with lots of relevant examples).
Very useful, easy to understand (straight forward).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
only scrapes the surface - but scrapes a lot... 18 Nov. 2005
By daniel sohl-masters - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Hoy et. al covers a reasonable amount of material but unfortunately not in any real detail. If you are looking to gain a relatively solid (not complete, but solid) understanding of mathematics and it's role in economics at an undergraduate level Chiang's Mathematical Methods for Economics is a much better text. The coverage is more complete and it is a nice text to read - both for self-study and for a class. There is some criticism that it is a little wordy but at this level that should be considered a plus. If you are just looking to get through a class or are just covering the math because you have too - with no real interest in pursuing mathematical economics, then Schaum's Mathematical Economics and/or Mathematics for Business and Economics, may be a wiser purchase. Yes, these are `cookbook' approaches (that is, how to do it with out any deep understanding) but are quite good for quick fixes. Having said that Hoy et. al has some nice graphics which may aid understanding, but is very brief in its treatment of most subjects. If you are still going to use the text, perhaps best to have another along side for deeper reading/understanding.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Some Comments on 'Maths. for Economics' by M.hoy 6 Jan. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It is a good and comprehensive textbook for students who want to acquire from basic to advanced skills in calculus and linear algebria but unfortunately some important topics such as dynamic programming and Bellman equations which are currently used nowadays at many advanced level economics courses are found missing. I hope further editions would incorporate more explanatory information to guide beginners how to handle such new skills.
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