Mathematical Methods in Economics and Social Choice

  • NormanĀ Schofield

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 257-262

About this book


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.


Dynamical Systems Game Theory General Equilibrium Theory Mathematical Economics Social Choice Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • NormanĀ Schofield
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  1. 1.Center in Political EconomyWashington University in Saint LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39817-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39818-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4333
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4341
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