andrew.s

 
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MSc Economics and Econometrics student at University of Southampton, UK.

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Statistics. Econometrics. Currencies and Foreign Exchange Rates. International Trade. Asset Pricing.
 

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Advanced Microeconomic Theory by Geoffrey A. Jehle
Advanced Microeconomic Theory by Geoffrey A. Jehle
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
In my MSc level micro course both this and MWG are core recommended texts.

Often MWG can seem overly complex and confusing in the presentation as it tries to include so much information onto one page. With diagrams, boxes, text and examples on one page MWG can often leave you confused unless you're very methodical in your approach when using it.

This text by Jehle on the other hand is similar in content, clear and concise in explanations, and just as mathematical if not more so. (Jehle has a greater focus on vector notation.)

I think it is the ideal complement to MWG for general equilibrium theory and game theory.

That said, it only gets 4 stars… Read more
Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis by Prof Knut Sydsaeter
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
In my opinion, this is the best Maths for Economics textbook available to undergraduates. It starts from the very basics of real numbers, addition, etc. but quickly moves onto more complex topics such as constrained optimization and matrix algebra. It covers every mathematical topic you'll need in your BSc Economics programme. Also it includes lots of worked out examples, making it great to learn from, and there are plenty of exercises for you to do so you can see if you understand the material properly. Other popular books are either too simplistic for a rigorous course (Renshaw, Jacques, or Pemberton), or simply confusing (Chiang). This is definitely the one to get!
Applied Economics by Mr Alan Griffiths
Applied Economics by Mr Alan Griffiths
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent book for all undergraduate (and even postgrad) economics students. Far too often students complain how an economics programme is far too abstract mathematically and never do they see how what they are learning is actually applied in the real world. Well this text changes all that. It assumes knowledge of intermediate micro and macro as the core of this text is to expose how the theories are actually applied in the real world, hence case studies are used throughout the text.

Even if not included on your course, I would definitely recommend as summer reading after second year. At minimum it will give you an excellent idea for your dissertation, which more often… Read more