F. Y. Edgeworths Mathematical Psychics and Further Papers on Political Economy

Hardcover | May 19, 2004

EditorPeter Newman

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Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845-1926), scion of a leading Anglo-Irish family, was a classical scholar and mathematician who became the Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford. He was the leading mathematical economist of his day and made major contributions to utilitarian ethics,probability theory, and statistics. Though little understood at that time, Edgeworth's work on contract theory has increasingly been recognized as vital to recent advances in game theory and the optimizing properties of markets under varying conditions. As editor of the Economic Journal, as a majorcontributor to Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy, and as an inveterate reviewer of books on all subjects and in five European languages, Edgeworth's range of expertise was extraordinary by modern standards.Three volumes of Papers Relating to Political Economy were published during Edgeworth's lifetime. This volume completes the project by including three important monographs -- Mathematical Psychics, New and Old Methods in Ethics, and On the Relation of Political Economy to War -- alongside all thearticles and reviews that were not included in the first three volumes. In addition to a selection of Edgeworth's contributions to the Palgrave Dictionary, this volume also contains a complete bibliography of Edgeworth's writings compiled by Alberto Baccini. It is prefaced by assessments ofEdgeworth's life and works written by the editor, Peter Newman, the leading authority on the subject.

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Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845-1926), scion of a leading Anglo-Irish family, was a classical scholar and mathematician who became the Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford. He was the leading mathematical economist of his day and made major contributions to utilitarian ethics,probability theory, and statistics. Though littl...

Professor Peter Newman was born in Mitcham, Surrey and educated at University College, London and Nuffield College, Oxford. He held posts at the Admiralty's Department of Operational Research and in the Planning Secretariat of Ceylon before becoming a lecturer at the University of West Indies. From 1966 until his retirement in 1990 he...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:712 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.99 inPublished:May 19, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I. MonographsMathematical Psychics (1881)New and Old Methods of EthicsOn the Relations of Political Economy to WarII. Journal ArticlesMatthew Arnold of Butler's Doctrine of Self-LoveThe Rationale of ExchangeThe Mathematical Theory of BankingPoints at which Mathematical Reasoning is Applicable to Political EconomyLa theorie mathematique de l'offre et de la demande et le cout de production (translated)Osservazioni sulla teoria matematica dell'economia politica con riguardo speciale ai Principia di Economia de Alfredo Marshall (translated)Ancora a proposito della teoria del Baratto; A. Berry: Alcune brevi parole sulla teoria del Baratto di A. Marshall (translated)The Mathematical Economics of Professor AmorosoEqual Pay to Men and Women for Equal WorkThe Revised Doctrine of Marginal Social ProductIII. Selected Articles in Palgrave's Dictionary of Political EconomyAttwood and the Birmingham SchoolBarter and ExchangeCompetition and RegulationCournot, Antoine AugustinCurvesDemand CurvesDe Quincey, ThomasDifficulty of AttainmentDistance in Time as an Element of ValueExchange, Value inGossen, Hermann HeinrichHigglingIndifference, Law ofJenkin, Henry Charles FleemingMargin (in economics)Mathematical Method in Political EconomyPareto's LawPareto, VilfredoPleasure and PainIV. Book ReviewsW. Stanley Jevons: The State in Relation to LabourW. Stanley Jevons: Methods of Social ReformW. Stanley Jevons: Investigations in Currency and FinanceJournal and Letters of W. Stanley Jevons, edited by his wifePhilip H. Wicksteed: The Alphabet of Economic ScienceEugen von Bohm-Bawerk: Kapital und KapitalzinsCharles Booth (ed.): Life and Labour, Vol. 1---East LondonLeon Walras: Elements d'economie politique pureRobert Perceval Graves: Life of Sir William Rowan HamiltonAlfred Marshall: Principles of Economics, Vol. 1Alfred Marshall: Principles of Economics, Vol. 1Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk: Capital and InterestJames Bonar: Philosophy and Political Economy in some of their Historical RelationsC. F. Bastable: The Theory of International Trade, with some of its Applications to Economic PolicyHenry Ludwell Moore: Laws of Wages: An Essay in Statistical EconomicsW. E. Zawadski: Les mathemathiques appliquees a l'economie politiqueV: Bibliography