**Masters Programme in the School of Economics, UWE**

*School of Economics,
Bristol Business School,
University of the West of England, Bristol
UWE Masters homepage
*

Maths and Stats Preparatory Course

Course Leader: Paul Dunne

This page contains links to information in Adobe pdf format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, download it from here

Session1: Tuesday October 2nd: Room 4C23

Session 2: Thursday October 4th: Room 4C14

**Notes:** The sessions provide a introduction to mathematics and statistics as preparation for the econometrics and economic theory courses.
Given the limited class time we can only do a fraction of the material presented here,
but the intention is to provide a useful resource that can be used as a reference over the year.

Mathematics

- Functional relationships
- Finite and infinite sums
- Differentials
- Optimisation with one variable
- Optimisation with more than one variable
- Constrained Optimisation
- Primer on integration

- Probability Theory
- Descriptive Statistics -more detailed
- Random Variables and Probability Distributions
- Sampling Distributions and Estimation
- Hypothesis Testing -more detailed
- Small Sample tests
- Maximum likelihood notes NB only pages 1-8 are relevant for this course

Maths and Stats refresher course: Wessam Abouarghoub

Here are some useful introductory sites which contain quizzes to help with background study. Courtesy of Economics Network

- Maths for economists: interactive multiple choice tests by Hilary Lamaison, Brunel University Three short (15 minute) tests are archived here, using a cross between multiple-choice and multiple-response questions, totally 26 questions.
- MathCentre Resources for Economics by Mathcentre is a very large repository of tutorial videos, interactive assessments and PDF handouts to help with maths topics, roughly at A-level. This link is to a range of topics selected as relevant to Economics. The materials are categorised by area (such as Algebra, Arithmetic and Differentiation) and by individual topic. Internet Explorer is required for the interactive assessments.
- Graph skills pretest for introductory economics by
Jerry Evensky, Syracuse University
This JavaScript page tests the basic interpretation of graphs and understanding of the concept of gradient. Tutorial material to remedy deficiencies on the test is available on the same site.
**Stats**

- SurfStat exercises with solutions by Keith Dear, University of Newcastle These five question sheets for introductory statistics use simple linking to direct the reader to the answers.

Updated by JPD 15-Nov-2007 04:24 PM