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General equilibrium and welfare economics : an introduction

Author: James C Moore
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2007.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C Moore
ISBN: 3540314075 9783540314073
OCLC Number: 74650450
Notes: Textbook for graduates.
Description: xv, 576 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
1 An Introduction to Preference Theory --
1.1 Introduction --
1.2 Binary Relations and Orderings --
1.3 Preference Relations and Utility Functions --
2 Algebraic Choice Theory --
2.1 Introduction --
2.2 The General Algebraic Theory of Choice --
2.3 Some Criticisms of the Model --
2.4 Stated Preferences versus Actual Choices --
2.5 The Specification of the Primitive Terms --
2.6 Weak Separability of Preferences --
2.7 Additive Separability --
2.8 Sequential Consumption Plans --
2.9 The BPL Experiment Reconsidered --
2.10 Probabilistic Theories of Choice --
2.11 Are Preferences Total? --
2.12 Are Preferences Transitive? --
2.12.1 'Just Noticeable Difference, ' or 'Threshold Effects' --
2.12.2 Decision Rules Based On Qualitative Information --
2.12.3 Priorities and Measurement Errors --
2.12.4 Group Decisions: The Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Jekyll Problem --
2.13 Asymmetric Orders --
3 Revealed Preference Theory --
3.1 Introduction --
3.2 Choice Correspondences and Binary Relations --
3.3 Regular-Rational Choice Correspondences --
3.4 Representable Choice Correspondences --
3.5 Preferences and Observed Demand Behavior --
3.6 The Implications of Asymmetric Orders* --
4 Consumer Demand Theory --
4.1 Introduction --
4.2 The Consumption Set --
4.3 Demand Correspondences --
4.4 The Budget Balance Condition --
4.5 Some Convexity Conditions --
4.6 Wold's Theorem --
4.7 Indirect Preferences and Indirect Utility --
4.8 Homothetic Preferences --
4.9 Cost-of-Living Indices --
4.10 Consumer's Surplus --
4.11 Appendix --
5 Pure Exchange Economies --
5.1 Introduction --
5.2 The Basic Framework --
5.3 The Edgeworth Box Diagram --
5.4 Demand and Excess Demand Correspondences --
5.5 Pareto Efficiency --
5.6 Pareto Efficiency and 'Non-Wastefulness' --
6 Production Theory --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Basic Concepts of Production Theory --
6.3 Linear Production Sets --
6.4 Input-Output Analysis --
6.5 Profit Maximization --
6.6 Profit Maximizing with Constant Returns to Scale* --
6.7 Production in General Equilibrium Theory --
6.8 Activity Analysis* --
7 Fundamental Welfare Theorems --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 Competitive Equilibrium with Production --
7.3 Some Diagrammatic Techniques --
7.4 Walras' Law with Production --
7.5 The 'First Fundamental Theorem' --
7.6 'Unbiasedness' of the Competitive Mechanism --
7.7 A Stronger Version of 'The Second Theorem' --
8 The Existence of Competitive Equilibrium --
8.1 Introduction --
8.2 Examples, Part 1 --
8.3 Assumption (c) and the Attainable Set --
8.4 The Gale and Mas-Colell Theorem --
8.5 An (Especially) Simple Existence Theorem --
8.6 Appendix --
9 Examples of General Equilibrium Analyses --
9.1 Introduction --
9.2 Optimal Commodity Taxation: Initial Formulation --
9.3 A Reconsideration of the Problem --
9.4 The Simplest Model of Optimal Commodity Taxation --
9.5 Some Results --
9.6 Opt.
Responsibility: James C. Moore.

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