# Reading Groups

I organize two long-term online reading groups.

**Proof-Based Math Readings**

Proof-Based Math Readings is a free and independent online reading group where we study mathematics required in economics master’s/PhD programs using an intuitive approach.

This reading group has **27 members** for now and accepts new members.

Our syllabuses and application form are available at github.com/zekiakyol/proof-based-math-readings

Term | Syllabus | Book | Duration |
---|---|---|---|

2025 Summer | Measure Theory | Measure, Integration & Real Analysis - Sheldon Axler (2023) |
12 Weeks |

2025 Spring | Optimization | A First Course in Optimization Theory - Rangarajan K. Sundaram (1996) |
12 Weeks |

2024 Winter | Bayesian Statistics |
Bayesian Econometrics - Gary Koop (2003) |
12 Weeks |

2024 Fall | Measure Theoretic Probability |
A First Look at Rigorous Probability Theory - Jeffrey S. Rosenthal (2nd Edition, 2006) |
12 Weeks |

2024 Summer | Large Sample Theory |
Elements of Large-Sample Theory - E. L. Lehmann (1999) |
12 Weeks |

2024 Summer | Statistics | Statistical Inference - George Casella, Roger Berger (2nd Edition, 2024) |
12 Weeks |

2024 Spring | Linear Algebra | Linear Algebra Done Right - Sheldon Axler (4th Edition, 2024) |
12 Weeks |

2023 Winter | Topology | Topology - James Munkres (2nd Edition, 2014) |
12 Weeks |

2023 Fall | Matrix Algebra | Matrix Algebra - Karim M. Abadir, Jan R. Magnus (2005) |
12 Weeks |

2023 Summer | Real Analysis | Basic Analysis I - Jiri Lebl (Version 6.0, 2023) |
12 Weeks |

2023 Summer | Proof Techniques | Book of Proof - Richard Hammack (3.3 Edition, 2022) |
8 Weeks |

**Machine Learning Readings**

An Introduction to Statistical Learning - Gareth James, Trevor Hastie, Daniela Witten,

Rob Tibshirani, Jonathan Taylor (2nd Edition 2021)

This reading group has **10 members**.

(Summer 2023)