Skip to main content

EC220 - Mathematical Economics 1A

  • Module code: EC220
  • Module name: Mathematical Economics 1A
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Mathematical Economics 1a, “Introduction to Game Theory”, aims to provide a basic understanding of pure game theory and also introduce the student to a number of applications of game theory to economic problems of resource allocation.

Principal learning outcomes

Both game theory and general equilibrium theory involve deep analysis of relatively simple situations conducive to the advancement of the reasoning ability of students. Students will acquire a sense of the importance of strategic considerations in economic problem solving and the normative significance of competitive markets in obtaining Pareto optimal allocations via appropriate extensions of the commodity space. Students will learn that a few simple, intuitive principles, formulated precisely, can go a long way in understanding the fundamental aspects of many economic problems. Problem solving abilities and understanding of the concepts and methods will be tested in the exam.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module runs in the Autumn Term. Two lectures per week, one problem class per fortnight and one seminar per fortnight.

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/ec220

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: EC220-12)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%
15 CATS (Module code: EC220-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (G300) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics,Operational Research,Statistics and Economics (Y602) - Year 2
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc MMathStat) (G1G3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 2
  • BSc Computing Systems (G400) - Year 2
  • MEng Computing Systems (G402) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Computer Science (G500) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Computer Science MEng (G503) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (G5N1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) (GG14) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MG) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MH) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MI) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MJ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4