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1st Edition

Optimisation in Economic Analysis

ISBN 9780415488839
Published October 10, 2008 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

One of the fundamental economic problems is one of making the best use of limited resources. As a result, mathematical optimisation methods play a crucial role in economic theory. Covering the use of such methods in applied and policy contexts, this book deals not only with the main techniques (linear programming, nonlinear optimisation and dynamic programming), but also emphasizes the art of model-building and discusses fields such as optimisation over time.

Table of Contents

1. The Formulation of Linear Models
2. Solving Linear Models
3. Duality
4. More Linear Models
5. Production Theory: The Linear and Neoclassical Model
6. Optimisation over Time
7. Non-Linear Constrained Optimisation
8. Non-Linear and Integer Programming
9. Dynamic Programming
10. Some Further Economic Applications

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