Optimization in Economic Theory

Paperback | July 1, 1990

byAvinash K. Dixit

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* This is the new edition of a popular student textbook. The first edition was well-received. The author has made revisions and additions to enhance the book's usefulness without destroying its distinctive character as a lucid, thorough, and readable text. It gives a broad treatment ofoptimization methods, building on simple economic theory and elementary linear algebra and calculus, and reinforcing each new mathematical idea by relating it to its economics application.

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This revised edition includes a new chapter on uncertainty, with applications to portfolio selection and the economics of information, and a fuller treatment of dynamic programming, with applications to search theory.The book is aimed at second and third year undergraduates taking macroeconomics courses with some quantitative content. ...

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* This is the new edition of a popular student textbook. The first edition was well-received. The author has made revisions and additions to enhance the book's usefulness without destroying its distinctive character as a lucid, thorough, and readable text. It gives a broad treatment ofoptimization methods, building on simple economic ...

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This revised edition includes a new chapter on uncertainty, with applications to portfolio selection and the economics of information, and a fuller treatment of dynamic programming, with applications to search theory.The book is aimed at second and third year undergraduates taking macroeconomics courses with some quantitative content. ...

Avinash K. Dixit is at Princeton University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.47 inPublished:July 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198772106

ISBN - 13:9780198772101

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This revised edition includes a new chapter on uncertainty, with applications to portfolio selection and the economics of information, and a fuller treatment of dynamic programming, with applications to search theory.The book is aimed at second and third year undergraduates taking macroeconomics courses with some quantitative content. It should also provide a simpler alternative to many postgraduate texts.

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'The new edition is completely re-ordered, and the introductory material is now beautifully argued. It now affords a relaxed beginning to concave programming.'Peter Lambert, The Economic Journal, July 1991