Handbook of Mathematical Economics

Handbook of Mathematical Economics

1st Edition - August 27, 1991

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  • Editors: W. Hildenbrand, H. Sonnenschein
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444874610

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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.The emphasis of this fourth volume of the Handbook of Mathematical Economics is on choice under uncertainty, general equilibrium analysis under conditions of uncertainty, economies with an infinite number of consumers or commodities, and dynamical systems. The book thus reflects some of the ideas that have been most influential in mathematical economics since the appearance of the first three volumes of the Handbook.Researchers, students, economists and mathematicians will all find this Handbook to be an indispensable reference source. It surveys the entire field of mathematical economics, critically reviewing recent developments. The chapters (which can be read independently) are written at an advanced level suitable for professional, teaching and graduate-level use. For more information on the Handbooks in Economics series, please see our home page on http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/hes

Table of Contents

  • Uncertainty. Incomplete markets (M. Magill, W. Shafer). The theory of value in security markets (D. Duffie). Sunspot equilibria in sequential markets models (P.A. Chiappori, R. Guesnerie). Utility theory with uncertainty (E. Karni, D. Schmeidler). Infinite Economies. Equilibrium theory in infinite dimensional spaces (A. Mas-Colell, W.R. Zame). Overlapping generations (J. Geanakoplos, H. Polemarchakis). Non-Convexity and Imperfect Competition. Equilibrium analysis with non-convex technologies (D. Brown). Monopolistic competition (J.-P. Bénassy). Computation and Mathematical Methods. Computation and multiplicity of equilibria (T. Kehoe). Nonstandard analysis with applications to economics (B. Anderson). Nonlinear dynamical systems: Instability and chaos in economics (W.A. Brock, W.D. Dechert).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 741
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1991
  • Published: August 27, 1991
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444874610

About the Editors

W. Hildenbrand

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

H. Sonnenschein

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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