Utility Maximization, Choice and Preference

  • Fuad Aleskerov
  • Bernard Monjardet

Part of the Studies in Economic Theory book series (ECON.THEORY, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fuad Aleskerov, Bernard Monjardet
    Pages 1-13
  3. Fuad Aleskerov, Bernard Monjardet
    Pages 15-50
  4. Fuad Aleskerov, Bernard Monjardet
    Pages 139-191
  5. Fuad Aleskerov, Bernard Monjardet
    Pages 193-200
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-222

About this book


A classically rational subject is a maximiser: he chooses the best alternative(s) according to some utility function, a paradigm going back to the eighteenth century. One of the ways to overcome its well-known deficiences is to extend it to take into account insenitivity threshold as well as the context of choice. This book gives a systematic overview on the extended utility maximisation theory covering the classic theory, the theory of utility maximisation within a context-free or context-dependent threshold, and the related preference and choice models. The presented models will be helpful to specialists in economics, decision making theory, social choice theory, behavioral and cognitive sciences, and related fields.


Choice Order Preference Threshold Utility Maximization decision making economics linear optimization social choice

Authors and affiliations

  • Fuad Aleskerov
    • 1
  • Bernard Monjardet
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Control SciencesMoskowRussia
  2. 2.CERMSEMMSE - Université de Paris IParis Cedex 13France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04994-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04992-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8849
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