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Economists’ Mathematical Manual

  • Peter Berck
  • Knut Sydsæter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 1-7
  3. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 9-12
  4. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 13-16
  5. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 17-20
  6. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 21-25
  7. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 27-29
  8. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 31-34
  9. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 35-41
  10. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 43-46
  11. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 47-54
  12. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 55-58
  13. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 59-63
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    Pages 65-69
  15. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 71-76
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    Pages 77-83
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    Pages 85-87
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    Pages 89-91
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    Pages 93-96
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    Pages 97-102
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    Pages 103-108
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    Pages 109-112
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    Pages 113-115
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    Pages 117-118
  25. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 119-121
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    Pages 123-127
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    Pages 129-133
  28. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 135-138
  29. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 139-140
  30. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 141-143
  31. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 145-147
  32. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 149-152
  33. Peter Berck, Knut Sydsæter
    Pages 153-156
  34. Back Matter
    Pages 157-168

About this book

Introduction

The practice of economics requires a wide-ranging knowledge of formulas from math­ ematics and mathematical economics. The selection of results from mathematics included in handbooks for chemistry and physics ill suits economists. There is no concise reporting of results in economics. With this volume, we hope to present a formulary, targeted to the needs of students as well as the working economist. It grew out of a collection of mathematical formulas for economists originally made by Professor B. Thalberg and used for many years by Scandinavian students and economists. The formulary has 32 chapters, covering calculus and other often used mathemat­ ics; programming and optimization theory; economic theory of the consumer and the firm; risk, finance, and growth theory; non-cooperative game theory; and elementary statistical theory. The book contains just the formulas and the minimum commentary needed to re-learn the mathematics involved. We have endeavored to state theorems at the level of generality economists might find useful. By and large, we state results for n-dimensional Euclidean space, even when the results are more generally true. In contrast to the economic maxim, "everything is twice more continuously differentiable than it needs to be", we have listed the regularity conditions for theorems to be true. We hope that we have achieved a level of explication that is accurate and useful without being pedantic.

Keywords

Elastizität Elastizitäten Integration Mathematical Formulas Mathematische Wirtschaftstheorie Optimierung Stochastic calculus; applied mathematics calculus game theory linear optimization nonlinear optimization optimization ökonomische Formeln

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Berck
    • 1
  • Knut Sydsæter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of OsloBlindernOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-11597-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-11599-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-11597-8
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