Quantitative Methods
This is a page of learning resources for Quantitative Methods. Enjoy!
 Math

Limits
 Khan Academy: Introduction to Limits
 Cosmo Learning: What is a Limit?
Calculus
Differentiation
 Khan Academy: Introduction to Derivatives
 Academic Earth: Derivatives and Limits
 Cosmo Learning: Finding the Derivative
The Total Differential
 Khan Academy: Differential Equations Introduction
 Academic Earth: Differential Calculus
 Cosmo Learning: Basic Derivative Formulas
The Partial Derivative
 Khan Academy: Partial Derivatives
 Academic Earth: Partial Derivatives
 Cosmo Learning: Finding Partial Derivatives
Product, Quotient, & Chain rules
 Khan Academy: Applying the Product Rule
 Academic Earth: Using the Chain Rule
 Cosmo Learning: Quotient Rule
Integration
 Khan Academy: Antiderivatives
 Academic Earth: Simple Double Integral
 Cosmo Learning: Integration by Parts
Difference Equations
 CLU Faculty: Difference Equations
Matrix Methods
 Khan Academy: Solving Systems
 Academic Earth: Matrix Operations
 Cosmo Learning: Cramer's Rule
 D. Hamilton (CLU):
Linear Algebra
 Khan Academy: Vector Basics
 Cosmo Learning: Solving System o'Equations
 Other: Gilbert Stang:Linear Algebra
 D. Hamilton (CLU): Linear Systems
Static Optimization
 K. Lesh (CLU): Static Optimization
Dynamic Optimization
 D. Hamilton (CLU):
Sequences
 D. Hamilton (CLU): A Note on Perpetuities
 Statistics

Random Variables
 Khan Academy: Random Variables
 Academic Earth: Intro to Random Variables
 Cosmo Learning:
Moments
 D. Hamilton (CLU): Introduction to Moments
Expectations
 Khan Academy: Expected Value E[X] (on Youtube)
Distributions
 Khan Academy:
 Cosmo Learning: Random Var. & Distributions
Point Estimation
Method of Moments
 Other: Method of Moments
Maximum Likelihood
 Other: Maximum Likelihood
Properties of Point Estimators
 Other: Properties of Point Est.
Confidence Interval
 Khan Academy: Confidence Interval
 Cosmo Learning: Analyzing DataConf. Int.
Hypothesis Testing
 Khan Academy:
 Cosmo Learning: Hypothesis TestingApp.
 Economics

Macroeconomics
 Khan Academy:
 Introductions to Economics
 Components of GDP
 Real and Nominal GDP
Microeconomics
 Khan Academy:
Oligopolies, Duopolies, Collusion, and Cartels
Production Possibilities Frontier
Indifference Crives and Marginal Rate of Substitution
Prisoners' Dilema and Nash Equilibrium
 Others:
Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection
Financial Economics
 Khan Academy:
 Other:
Term Structure of Interest Rates:
 Econometrics

Other
 Introduction to Econometrics
 Introduction to Ordinary Least Squares
 The Classical Linear Model
 The Simple Linear Regression Model
 The Multiple Linear Regression Model
 Inference in Regression Models
 Generalized Least Squares  Introduction
 Maximum Liklihood Estimation
 Heteroskedasticity
 Serial Correlation
Mathematics
 Intro to Mathematical Proofs
 Computer
 Suggested Reading

Math
 Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, Alpha C. Chiang
This is a good introductory or review math text for economic students. The author does an excellent job of introducing a wide range of mathematical concepts that all serious economists need. We strongly recommend that all MSQE students purchase this textbook. Get an older edition off Amazon to save money.
 Mathematics for Economics, Carl P. Simon and Lawrence Blume
This is an advanced text, generally regarded as a Ph. D. level. We recommend this book to students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics.
Microeconomics
 Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach, Hal R. Varian
This is a text usually taught at the undergraduate (junior) level. The author does an excellent job of providing economic intuition. All MSQE students should be familiar with the topics in this book. We encourage students to get this book and review it before starting the program if they have not had a course like this before. There is an intuition that accompanies the math used at the graduate level, and this book is an excellence source for this intuition. Get an older edition off Amazon to save money.
 Microeconomic Calculus, Brian Binger and Elizabeth Hoffman
An advanced text that incorporates calculus. This book focuses on theory rather than applications. An excellent text book to have if a Ph.D. is the final goal.
 The Structure of Economics, Eugene Silberberg and WingSuen
This book is a great companion piece to Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach. The text takes the intuition in Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach and adds calculus. This is an excellent auxiliary microeconomic text for MSQE students. Get an older edition off Amazon to save money.
 Microeconomics Analysis, Hal R. Varian
This is a Ph.D. level text in Microeconomics, written by a professor famous for brevity.
Statistics and Econometrics
 Statistics, Robert Pisani and Roger Purves
A respected elementary statistics text that is written by a leading thinker in the field of statistics, David Freedman.
 Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, John A. Rice
A very good intermediate statistical textbook. This is not an econometrics text. Rather, it introduces students to probability and statistics used in econometrics. The book uses a lot of integral calculus. This would be handy reference for MSQE students who have not seen this kind of material before.
 Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide, A. H. Studenmund
A very good introductory econometrics text. This book is light on the math but has excellent intuition. The author does an excellent job of introducing econometrics to first time readers. We recommend this text to MSQE students who have not had econometrics before.
 A Guide to Econometrics, Peter Kennedy
An essential companion for students of graduate econometrics. Explains what is going on in textbooks full of proofs and formulas with intuition, skepticism, insights, humor, and practical advice.
 Econometric Analysis, William H. Greene
A Ph.D. level text, encyclopedic if not intuitive. We recommend this book to students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics.
 Financial Econometrics, S.T. Rachev, S. Mittnik, F.J. Fabozzi, S.M. Focardi, and T. Jasic
This is a hybrid masters/Ph.D. level text that focuses on financial econometrics. It has some nice explanations of certain technical topics, and would be of interest to MSQE students with an interest in the world of finance.
Macroeconomics
 Macroeconomics: A European Text, Michael Burda and Charles Wyplosz
This is an intermediate undergraduate text with excellent theory, intuition, and examples using macroeconomic data from countries around the world. It covers many topics, including newly developed research. Early editions (1 and 2) are better, the appendices have the math behind the analysis which is key if you actually want to understand Macro.
 Money, Banking, and Financial Markets, Frederick Mishkin
An undergraduate book that contains necessary Financial Markets background information for understanding the study of graduatelevel macroeconomic theory. Get this, a used one, if you have not had a “Money and Banking” course before, and read it prior to Macro II.
 Macroeconomic Theory: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach, Michael Wickens
This is a Ph.D. level text with early chapters that are done in the MSQE program.
 Monetary Theory and Policy, Carl E. Walsh
A Ph.D. or masters level Monetary Policy text. Material on the Term Structure of Interest Rates and Inflation Expectations from this text has been used in the MSQE program in earlier years. Contains excellent sections on Fiscal Dominance and related topics.