Duality theory for convex/quasiconvex functions and its application to optimization

  • J. G. B. Frenk
  • D. M. L. Dias
  • J. Gromicho
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 405)


In this paper an intuitive and geometric approach is presented explaining the basic ideas of convex/quasiconvex analysis and its relation to duality theory. As such, this paper does not contain new results but serves as a hopefully easy introduction to the most important results in duality theory for convex/quasiconvex functions on locally convex real topological vector spaces. Moreover, its connection to optimization is also discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. B. Frenk
    • 1
  • D. M. L. Dias
    • 1
  • J. Gromicho
    • 1
  1. 1.Econometric InstituteErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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