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Logic for Economists

University of Amsterdam via Coursera


This course provides a very brief introduction to basic mathematical concepts like propositional and predicate logic, set theory, the number system, and proof techniques. At the end of the course, students will be able to
(1) detect the logical structure behind simple puzzles
(2) be able to manipulate logical expressions
(3) explain the connection between logic and set theory
(4) explain the differences between natural, integer, rational, real and complex numbers
(5) recognise different basic proof techniques


  • Introduction
    • Overview and motivation of the topics to be treated in the course
  • Propositional logic
    • Logical propositions and the rules that govern them.
  • Predicate logic, set theory, and functions
    • Logical statements that depend on a variable.
  • Numbers
  • Proofs
  • Final test

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2.3 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

4.4 rating at Coursera based on 238 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    I read mathematics logic before and this course was so boring for me. The topics were so easy and no relation between economics!!!!
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    Jacky Wai

    Jacky Wai is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course video is only the typing of the word one by one on the screen. In such case, I prefer to read a book than reading subtitle on a video course!
  • Muhammad Ibrahim Danjuma

    Muhammad Ibrahim Danjuma is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it.

    I'm a graduate of economics,I will like to advance my knowledge in modern economic theory and statiscal data in Economics.

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