The following pdf files for this course are available. More will be added in
due course. The ones currently available in at least some form are coloured.
Those that aren't coloured are not yet available. The files above the line
relate directly to the course. Those below the line are possibly useful
reference material of one kind or another that I have written at various times
for other purposes. To view the file within your browser just click on the link
(i.e., the coloured text). To save the file to a disk right click on the link
and choose "Save File As ..."
New material for this year is given first. Then material that was available
in previous years. Gradually the first section will become larger, and material
that is duplicated in what is being made available for this semester may be
removed from last year's section.
Notes. Version for reading on screen Updated
regularly. You should check this link often. Click the Refresh Button to
make sure that you're looking at the most recent version. If at all
possible it is better that you use these notes interactively rather than
printing them, as I shall be updating them regularly throughout the
semester. Also, it's more convenient to download the notes (right-click,
i.e., move the cursor over the blue link and click the right mouse button,
choose "Save Target As", remember where you save it, and then
locate the file in Windows Explorer and click on it. If Acrobat Reader is
set up properly on your computer this will start the Acrobat Reader
program and you can view the file. You can also view the file from your
browser, but this is a bit less satisfactory. The Lecture Notes now
include the homework exercises for general equilibrium.
Notes. Version for printing These have been
formatted to print on A4 paper. There are fewer pages and the notes fit
better on the page. I'll try to keep the content of the versions in sync.
Again, the best approach is probably to download the file to your local
computer and then view it in the Acrobat Reader. You can print from
The teaching staff is not quite the same as in the four previous years.(Sadly Dr. Matthew
Ryan, who taught this course with John Hillas in the past, left us for ANU a bit
over a year ago. Happily, since I first wrote that statement about a year
ago, Matthew has accepted an offer to return to Auckland and will be back here
next year.) This year Aaron Schiff, who has been an excellent tutor in the
course for the last few years is teaching some of the course. All this means
that some of the material below is not directly relevant to this year's
course. If there is some material or questions below that do not appear to
have been covered in this year's course, that's probably because they haven't
- Essential Math for Micro
Notes introducing some standard mathematical facts and techniques, mainly
in terms of utility maximisation. The figures in this document have now
been fixed. These notes contain more than is expected as a prerequisite
for this course, but might be a good source of reference for the single
agent theory that we assume.
- Linear AlgebraWhat
else? Some notes on linear algebra. Again, these are much more than is
required for this course, though strictly less than you will need to study
Last updated: 14 June 2002