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Excel with Economics - 1: Optimization EconSchoolX

About This Course

Microsoft Excel is an amazing package. We often use this to do simple calculations, make pivots, and plots. Did you know that we could use something called “Solver” in excel to solve a utility maximization problem of an agent?

This course bridges the big gap between programming and classroom learning of economic theory. We would like to give you a flavour of the world of quantitative economics and we hope you will appreciate this growing field.


Familiarity with Excel and optimization problems

Meet the Instructor

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Pawan Gopalakrishnan

My interests include Macroeconomics, MS Excel and Matlab. I can be reached at

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    Jul 01, 2016