The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Mathematics and Economics

  • E. R. Weintraub
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The interconnection of mathematics and economics reflects changes in both the mathematics and economics communities over time. The respective histories of these disciplines are intertwined, so that both changes in mathematical knowledge and changing ideas about the nature of mathematical knowledge have effected changes in the methods and concerns of economists.


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