Economics Math Camp

New graduate students are expected to participate in Math Camp, an intensive review/summary of the mathematics necessary for the Ph.D. core courses. If, after Math Camp, a student determines that he or she would benefit from additional coursework during the first year to remediate deficiencies, changes in her or his schedule can be made prior to the start of classes. Students taking remedial math courses are not eligible for assistantships.

Math Camp Students


  • Set Theory
  • Calculus Refresher
  • Fixed Point Theorem
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Hessian Matrices and Determinants
  • Implicit Function Theorem
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Comparative Statics using the Implicit Function Theorem and Cramer's Rule
  • Envelope Theorem
  • Dynamic and Recursive Optimization
  • Overview of STATA


Math Camp is held during the week prior to the start of classes each fall semester and does not count toward graduate course credit. View the 2016 Math Camp Schedule. Please check with your advisor for the most current schedule.