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Mathematica for Microeconomics: Learning by Example

John Robert Stinespring, 2002, Academic Press, 222 pp., hardcover, includes CD-ROM.

This book is intended for use as a supplemental tool for courses in advanced microeconomics and mathematical economics. Cogent applications of the mathematics required to solve problems of microeconomics are presented. An overview of Mathematica as well as tools to build individual Mathematica programs for problem solving are given. In the consumer theory section, common problems of consumer optimization are explored. The producer theory section includes methods of transforming variables and manipulating output as well as linear algebra procedures. The section on economic dynamics utilizes the more advanced mathematical tools of differential and difference equations and the calculus of variations to study issues ranging from the dynamic adjustments of markets to the optimal amount of inventory held over time.


Chapters

Mathematica Overview: Introduction

Consumer Theory: Consumer Choice and the Lagrangian Multiplier Method | Individual and Market Demand | Compensating and Equivalent Variation | Pure Exchange | Intertemporal Trade | Choice under Uncertainty and Imperfect Information

Producer Theory: Cost Minimization | Short-Run and Long-Run Costs | Duality | Multiplant Production | Profit Maximization | Linear Programming | Production and Trade

Economic Dynamics: Market Dynamics | Dynamic Optimization and the Calculus of Variations

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