ECON 354 - Computational Methods in Economics and Finance

An introduction to numerical methods as used in economics, finance, and related fields. Topics include optimization, non-linear systems, numerical approximation, and simulation. Includes a major project where students implement economic models or replicate work found in the literature. Prerequisite: ECON 255 Co-requisite ECON 250 (or Stats 263). Programming experience is recommended but not required.
NOTE Students without the requisite courses but with a strong math or computing background can contact the department for permission
Students interested in this new course can also contact Professor Ferrall for more information