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ECON 207: Applied Economic Optimization

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: MATH 151, MATH 160, MATH 165 or equivalent
Application of linear algebra, calculus and unconstrained and constrained optimization techniques to economic problems. Learning outcomes include the ability to (i) identify the objective, decision variables and constraints in economic decision problems, (ii) represent elements of an economic problem in simple mathematical models, (iii) identify and apply mathematical tools that can be used to solve the problems, (iv) identify the strengths and limitations of the solution method, and (v) interpret the economic meaning and implications of the solution.


The Department of Economics offers coursework for Bachelor of Science degrees in three majors:  Agricultural Business, Economics, and Business Economics.  The Department also offers a minor in Agricultural Business and a minor in Economics.  In addition, the Department participates in four interdepartmental programs:  International Agriculture (CALS), Global Resource Systems (CALS), International Studies (LAS), and Women's Studies (LAS).  Further details of the three majors are found in the respective sections. 

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