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MATH 454 Fall 2021

Watch this space for updates on the undergraduate course MATH 454 (Axiomatic Set Theory).
Textbook: Schimmerling’s “A course on set theory”

A similar course at the graduate level was MATH 654 Fall 2020, which had the following readings:

  • Foundations of Mathematics, Kenneth Kunen, parts of chapters I-IV.
  • Modal logic for open minds, Johan van Benthem, some of chapters 1-11 and 16.
  • Logic and Proof, Lean tutorial, and The Natural Number Game
UCB-angled-wide

Principles-based classification

I was the discussant for the following paper at Hawaii Accounting Research Conference 2020 on the UH Hilo campus:

The Contract Disclosure Mandate and Earnings Management under External Scrutiny

by Carlos Corona and Tae-Wook Ryan Kim

Discussant slides

I learned that research in the Theory Track of the accounting discipline primarily is about mathematical modeling of the effects of government policies and business decisions. It borrows methods from economics for such modeling. In the case of the Corona-Kim paper: quadratic programming without constraints, and exponential utility functions. Usually these are not empirical papers, i.e., they don’t test the model explicitly against data. Indeed this would be hard to do with notions like “intensity of scrutiny”.

I am a discussant for “A theory of principles-based classification” by Konvalinka, Penno, and Stecher, at HARC 2021.