Friday, March 11, 2011

Books to Read 4- Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics

The forth book which a prospective graduate student in economics is expected to have read is

Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics by A C Chiang
As mathematics is being increasingly used in economics it’s quite necessary for the students to be familiar with basic and advanced mathematical techniques in Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability and other important mathematical areas.
This book serves the purpose very well. It’s better to be able to solve the problems at the end of the each chapter such that you know that you understand the concept. The books may take quite some time to finish but it’s worth spending time to understand the book completely.
With this book, readers can use another book
Schaum’s series of mathematical Economics
The beauty of Schaum series book is that it’s written very lucidly with several examples from economics which makes you understand the application of mathematical techniques in economics. In fact… if you don’t have enough time and you want to understand the necessary basic mathematical techniques for economics, probably this is the book.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Admission Results Out

Hi All,

Most of you have been waiting for admission results for last couple of days now. The admission results of universities are being declared so watch your mails and check your admission status online. A few universities which have declared admission results are

SUNY Buffalo
Kansas State University
Georgetown University
Emory University
Northwestern University
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
University of Maryland
Washington University
Boston College
New York University

Though best of my knowledge these universities have declared admission decisions, applicants must verify them. This post is simply to inform that results are being declared. Some of you might have accepted, some rejected and some may be on wait-list. If you are on wait-list, don't hesitate to write email to graduate director of your program about your status and if you are really interested in the program let them know. You can try to increase your chances of admission and assistantship by contacting them now.

All the best!!!