Mathematical Methods in Economics and Social Choice

In recent years, the usual optimization techniques, which have proved so useful in microeconomic theory, have been extended to incorporate more powerful topological and differential methods, and these methods have led to new results on the qualitative behavior of general economic and political syste...

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Main Author: Schofield, Norman
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014, 2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Series:Springer Texts in Business and Economics
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In recent years, the usual optimization techniques, which have proved so useful in microeconomic theory, have been extended to incorporate more powerful topological and differential methods, and these methods have led to new results on the qualitative behavior of general economic and political systems. These developments have necessarily resulted in an increase in the degree of formalism in the publications in the academic journals. This formalism can often deter graduate students. The progression of ideas presented in this book will familiarize the student with the geometric concepts underlying these topological methods, and, as a result, make mathematical economics, general equilibrium theory, and social choice theory more accessible
Physical Description:XV, 262 p. 100 illus online resource
ISBN:9783642398186