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Variations on the Theme of Conning in Mathematical Economics
Velupillai, K. Vela
The mathematization of economics is almost exclusively in terms of the mathematics of real analysis which, in turn, is founded on set theory (and the axiom of choice) and orthodox mathematical logic. In this paper I try to point out that this kind of mathematization is replete with economic infelicities. The attempt to extract these infelicities is in terms of three main examples: dynamics, policy and rational expectations and learning. The focus is on the role and reliance on standard fixed point theorems in orthodox mathematical economics.
Keyword(s): General equilibrium theory; Mathematical ecnomics; Theory of policy; Rational expectations equilibrium; Economics
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: NUI Galway
Publisher(s): National University of Ireland, Galway
File Format(s): application/pdf
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