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)