Constructing and Applying Objective Functions

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Econometric Decision Models Constructing and Applying Objective Functions, University of Hagen, Held in Haus Nordhelle, August, 28 — 31, 2000

  • Andranik S. Tangian
  • Josef Gruber
Conference proceedings
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 510)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Opening Speech

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Keynote Addresses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. A. H. Q. M. Merkies
      Pages 37-60
  4. Representation of Preferences by Objective Functions

  5. Form of Objective Functions and Choice Operators

  6. Constructing Objective Functions from Interviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Andranik Tangian
      Pages 170-211
  7. Optimization Issues of Objective Functions

  8. Applications of Objective Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. ZhiLiang Wang, Yanling Zhao, Lele Zou, Masaeake Nagai
      Pages 247-259

About these proceedings


For some seven decades, econometrics has been almost exclusiveley dealing with constructing and applying econometric equation systems, which constitute constraints in econometric optimization models. The second major component, the scalarvalued objective function, has only in recent years attracted more attention and some progress has been made. This book is devoted to theories, models and methods for constructing scalarvalued objective functions for econometric optimization models, to their applications, and to some related topics like historical issues about pioneering contributions by Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen.


Econometric decision model Entscheidungsunterstützungssysteme Nutzentheorie Optimierung decision support systems econometrics estimation of preferences game theory linear optimization optimization utility theory Ökonometrische Entscheidungsmodelle

Editors and affiliations

  • Andranik S. Tangian
    • 1
  • Josef Gruber
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hagen ESGHagenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42669-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56038-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
  • About this book