Mathematics for Economics introduces and develops the mathematical skills and techniques necessary for any serious study of economics. The approach taken throughout the book is integrative, showing how mathematical techniques are an essential part of economic analysis. In this way the author is able to effectively illustrate the useful insights into economic behaviour that only mathematics can bring.
The practical focus of the book is reflected in its modular structure, in which concepts are presented in student-friendly chunks. Each module first illustrates why economists need a particular mathematical skill or technique. Next, the key principles of that mathematical technique are developed and explained. Finally, we see how that technique can be applied to common economic situations in order to improve our understanding of economic principles and behaviour.
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Mik Wisniewski is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde Business School, UK, where he has specific research interests in performance measurement and performance management, particularly for public sector organisations. His research expertise relates to benchmarking, process mapping and the use of the balanced scorecard as well as business analysis and modelling. He has extensive teaching and consultancy experience across the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East in the areas of economic analysis, modelling and forecasting. He has worked with companies such as British Energy, British Gas, Shell, Scottish Power and with a variety of public sector organizations.