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Handbook of Mathematical Economics

The Handbook of Mathematical Economics aims to provide a definitive source, reference, and teaching supplement for the field of mathematical economics. It surveys, as of the late 1970's the state of the art of mathematical economics. This is a constantly developing field and all authors were invited to review and to appraise the current status and recent developments in their presentations. In addition to its use as a reference, it is intended that this Handbook will assist researchers and students working in one branch of mathematical economics to become acquainted with other branches of this field.
Volume 3 covers Mathematical Approaches to Welfare Economics, including social choice theory, optimal taxation, and optimal growth, together with Mathematical Approaches to Economic Organization and Planning, including organization design and decentralization.

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Hardbound,

Published: February 1986

Imprint: North-holland

ISBN: 978-0-444-86128-3

Reviews

  • Opinions/Reviews on Volumes I, II and III:
    All in all this is an excellent set of surveys which any institution with a serious graduate programme will want to have in their library.

    Economic Journal


    All of the surveys in this book are written by recognized leaders in their respective areas of mathematical economics... The editors of the Handbook have been remarkably successful in recruiting distinguished authors and in inducing them to write careful and detailed surveys.
    Journal of the American Statistical Association
    Judging from the quality of this Handbook, the publisher and the Editors are to be praised for an impressive start, and the reader can expect more good stuff to come.
    Readers who are mathematically equipped will find this Handbook the most efficient tool of gaining access to the economics discipline and the research problems that being actively pursued.

    Zeitschrift fü Operations Research: Series A-Theory
    ... it will serve for many years as a definitive source, reference, and teaching supplement for the field of mathematical economics.
    Optima
    The Handbook is a treasure for researchers and graduate students, since it nearly exhaustively covers the state of the art as of the late 1970's. It will serve for many years as an excellent source, reference, and teaching supplement for the field of mathematical economics.
    W. Eichhorn, Operations Research Spektrum

Contents

  • Mathematical Approaches to Welfare Economics. Social choice theory (A. Sen). Information and the market (K.J. Arrow). The theory of optimal taxation (J.A. Mirrlees). Positive second-best theory (E. Sheshinski, K.P. Hagen). Optimal economic growth, turnpike theorems and comparative dynamics (L.W. McKenzie). Mathematical Approaches to Economic Organization and Planning. Organization design (T.A. Marschak). Incentive aspects of decentralization (L. Hurwicz). Planning (G. Heal).

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