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Mathematical Modelling in Economics

Essays in Honor of Wolfgang Eichhorn

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Table of contents (67 chapters)

  1. Operations Research and Models of the Firm

    1. Global Optimization and the Geometric Complementarity Problem

      • Reiner Horst, N. V. Thoai
      Pages 414-422
    2. Frontier Tales: DEA and FDH

      • C. A. K. Lovell, Philippe Vanden Eeckaut
      Pages 446-457
    3. The Ecological Disaster of Bitterfeld and Chicken Games

      • Jürgen Morlok, Jan Siegmund
      Pages 458-463
    4. Some Remarks on Relational Input-Output-Models

      • Franz Steffens
      Pages 464-474
    5. A Stopping Problem

      • Karl-Heinz Waldmann
      Pages 475-484
  2. Risk, Insurance, and Statistics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 485-485
    2. On the Rating of Excess of Loss Reinsurance Treaties with Reinstatement

      • Wolf-Rüdiger Heilmann, Wolf-Christian Sandleben
      Pages 520-529
    3. The Financial Sector in Systems of National Accounts

      • Peter Kischka, Bernhard Schips
      Pages 530-536
    4. J. Wolfowitz’s Method for Constructing Sequential Minimax Estimators

      • Burkhard Rauhut, Norbert Schmitz
      Pages 548-561
    5. On the Importance of Mathematical Models and Methods to the Insurance Business

      • Walter F. Schickinger, Wolf-Rüdiger Heilmann
      Pages 562-575
    6. On the Influence of Mathematics and Informatics on the Modern Insurance Industry

      • Robert Schwebler, Wolf-Rüdiger Heilmann
      Pages 585-591

About this book

Wolfgang Eichhorn was born on August 18, 1933 in Ansbach, Germany - most likely, under a lucky star (if not, fate must have made a mistake). Everything in his life - be it childhood, education, academic career, or private life - developed in a pleasurable and successful way. But it would be a mistake and an injustice to credit his achievements to a lucky star. First, the success and recognition he earned (in particular, for his academic achieve­ ments) are due to the motivation and the capabilities that he has possessed from a very early age on. His abilities are reflected in over a hundred publications in leading academic journals. All of them share the unmistakable clarity, the precision, and the originality that he is known for. He has become one of the leading and most successful advocates of a model-based approach to economic problems, a methodology that has a long tradition in the natural (but not in the social) sciences. The rigor and the tools which are char­ acteristic of his work make it clear that he never denied his academic background as a mathematician. Therefore, the choice of the title for this volume was an obvious one. Second, he always shares his enthusiasm and his high spirits with many people. This may be even more remarkable than the above mentioned achievements, because this fea­ ture is a very rare one.


  • Data Envelopment Analysis
  • econometrics
  • economic theory
  • economics
  • efficiency
  • forecasting
  • inequality
  • macroeconomics
  • modeling
  • operations research
  • optimization
  • simulation
  • statistics
  • taxation
  • welfare

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    W. Erwin Diewert

  • University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Klaus Spremann

  • Department of Economics, University of Ulm, Ulm/Donau, Germany

    Frank Stehling

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mathematical Modelling in Economics

  • Book Subtitle: Essays in Honor of Wolfgang Eichhorn

  • Editors: W. Erwin Diewert, Klaus Spremann, Frank Stehling

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1993

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-78510-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-78508-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 713

  • Topics: Quantitative Economics, Operations Research and Decision Theory, Financial Economics