mathematical economics 2020


Programme Description

The programme is run by the School of Economics of UNNC. Course content is based on the related syllabus in UNNC, supplementing the economics programme offered during term time. Students will experience the unique British-style teaching method, which will help your application for economics and finance-related Master/PhD programmes.

The programme will be divided between mathematics and econometrics, with a strong emphasis on the techniques useful for economics and finance.

Due to covid-19, this summer school will run online. However, with the help of technology, students will have plenty of opportunities to interact with teachers and teaching assistants.

Topics include:

  • Calculus
  • Optimization
  • Linear Algebra with MATLAB Programming
  • Probability Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Estimating Production Functions
  • Endogeneity and Instrumental Variables
  • Arbitrage Theory with Application to Option Pricing
  • Modern Portfolio Theory and Applications
  • Understanding Financial Market Data
  • Using R for Financial Econometrics
  • Introduction to VBA
  • Risk Management

* Topics are subject to change. Detailed schedule will be announced soon. 

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22 June - 10 July, 2020

Tuition Fee

10,000 RMB 

Early bird price: 9,000 RMB (for students who finish payment before 9 June)

Programme Schedule

There will be four hours of lectures each day and two hours of consultation with tutors each week. In the mornings, students will learn the mathematics useful for advanced theories in economics and finance.  In the afternoons, they will study econometric techniques and how to apply them to analyze economic and financial data. 

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Entry Requirement

The Summer School is targeted at students in Economics, as well as students from disciplines interested in further study or employment in economics or finance related fields. Some knowledge of basic statistics and calculus will be assumed, although a range of abilities will be catered to those needing more training with fundamentals and those seeking more advanced material.

Prerequisites: (1) Basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra (e.g., Knut Sydsæter, Peter Hammond, Arne Strøm and Andrés Carvajal (2016), Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, Pearson Education); (2) Basic knowledge of introductory level of econometrics/statistics.

Both students from UNNC and other universities are welcome. Limited seats, first come first served.


Ms. Stephanie ZHAO

Tel: +86 574 88180000 - 8692


How to apply

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