3 edition of **Essays on concave and homothetic utility functions** found in the catalog.

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Published
**1991**
by s.n., Distributor, Almqvist & Wiksell International in Uppsala, Stockholm, Sweden
.

Written in English

- Utility theory.,
- Concave functions.,
- Economics, Mathematical.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | Byung-Tae Choe. |

Series | Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis., 20 |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | HB135 .C53 1991 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | 47 p. ; |

Number of Pages | 47 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL1302770M |

ISBN 10 | 915542824X |

LC Control Number | 92168989 |

You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. There are I consumers i =1,,1, who each have constant endowment flows u> = (w, to) of the two private goods and i il ±2 strictly quasi-concave utility functions u^(x.»z) defined on their own con- sumption of private goods x. = (x,x) and the amount available z of the public good.

Then utility as a function of y and z is U = ( − 3y − 4z)yz. Necessary ﬁrst-order conditions for a maximum are Uy = z − 6yz − 4z2 = 0 and Uz = y − 3y 2 − 8yz = 0. Because y and z are assumed to be positive, these two equations reduce to 6y + 4z = and 3y + 8z = , with solution y = 12 and z = 9. The sum of two concave (convex) functions is a concave (convex) function. Remark When a function f dened on a convex set X has continuous second partial derivatives, it is concave (convex) if and only if the Hessian matrix D 2 f(x) is negative (positive) semi-denite on X.

Abstract. The task of reviewing a body of work as prodigious as Paul Samuelson’s is so awesome that I confine myself in this essay and its sequel (Chapter 11) to only a small portion of his work: consumption theory and welfare by: The Structure of Economics: A Mathematical Analysis Eugene Silberberg, Wing Suen This text combines mathematical economics with microeconomic theory and can be required or recommended as part of a course in graduate microeconomic theory, advanced undergraduate or graduate-level mathematical economics, or any advanced topics course.

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Essays on concave and homothetic utility functions Choe, Byung-Tae Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences. Taking the background of China’s urban house demolition, a new kind of consensus model is established by using different types of multi-stage fluctuation utility functions, such as concave Author: Robert Feenstra.

4: Using the Tarski-Seidenberg theorem, we show that H-WARE can be derived by quantifier elimination from the equilibrium inequalities for homothetic, concave, and monotone utility functions, Hence, we have to eliminate the quantifiers in the following expression: 3xA, xi, xb, xi such that.

Models where savings are completely or partially invested in productive capital can be found a.o. in Blanchard (), Diamond (), Müller () and Elbers and Weddepohl (). 2.A. Appendix Homothetic Utility Functions A utility function u: & - ^ i s called homogeneous of degree a, if for some constant a u^cx, 2) = Atew(c!, c2) (2.A.

1 Cited by: 6. The Nonparametric Approach to Applied Welfare Analysis consumer demand data with individual quasilinear and homothetic utility functions. Under these conditions, consumer surplus is a valid.

THE THEORY AND APPLICATION OF TRADE UTILITY FUNCTIONS Let the consumption set 9C be a subset of the n-dimensional Euclidean space E" which is (i) closed, (ii) convex, and (iii) bounded from below (cf. Debreu [10, pp. The third condition means that there is a vector --y such that -- y ^ x for all x e by: the Structure of Economics by Eugene Silberberg.

Comments. Content. THIRD EDITION STRUCTU RE Of ECONOMICS SILBERBERG WING SUEN convex apply as for concave functions. The weak inequalities allow for straight-line for utility functions, can. Homothetic utility functions Aggregating across goods Hicksian separability The two-good model Functional separability Aggregating across consumers Inverse demand functions Continuity of demand functions Exercises 10 Consumers' Surplus Compensating and equivalent variations Consumer's surplus The term’s name derives from the fact that for any concave function f and for any y the set {x|f (x) ≥ f (y)} is convex.

Obviously, if a preference relation is represented by a utility function, then it is convex iff the utility function is quasi-concave. However, the convexity of does not imply that a utility function representing is concave. This monograph presents a general equilibrium methodology for microeconomic policy analysis intended to serve as an alternative to the now classical, axiomatic general equilibrium theory as exposited in Debreu`s Theory of Value() or Arrow and Hahn`s General Competitive Analysis().The methodology proposed in this monograph does not presume the existence of market.

Abstract. In this essay I try to show how Samuelson, in four major works, has made a unique contribution that has set up welfare economics as a separate discipline: the study of the relationships between economic policies and value by: 6.

in two diﬀerent utility functions is even more meaningless than comparing the change in a single person’s utility function. This is because even if both utility functions were cardinal measures of the beneﬁt to a consumer (which they aren’t), there would still be no way to.

conditions. In economic theory quasi-concave functions are used frequently, especially for the representation of utility functions. Quasi-concave is somewhat weaker than concavity. Definition Let X be a convex set. A function f: X → R is said to be quasiconcave on X if the set {x ∈ X: f (x) = c} is convex for all real numbers c.

Full text of "Lecture Notes on Microeconomic Theory" See other formats. The theory of production functions. In general, economic output is not a (mathematical) function of input, because any given set of inputs can be used to produce a range of outputs. To satisfy the mathematical definition of a function, a production function is customarily assumed to specify the maximum output obtainable from a given set of inputs.

The production function, therefore, describes. The Substitution Rule and the Rule of Integration by Parts. Definite Integrals. Major Properties of Definite Integral. A Definite Integral as an Area Under a Curve. Improper Integrals. Economic Applications of Integrals – Finding Total Functions from Marginal Functions, Investment & Capital Formation, Present Value of Cash Flow.

conditions. In economic theory quasi-concave functions are used frequently, especially for the representation of utility functions. Quasi-concave is somewhat weaker than concavity. Deﬁnition Let X be a convex set. A function f: X → R is said to be quasiconcave on X if the set {x ∈ X: f (x) = c} is convex for all real numbers c.

Utility functions are useful since it is often more convenient to talk about the maximization of a numerical function than of a preference relation. Given utility representation, consumer problem becomes: max x∈B(p,ω) U(x) or max x∈X U(x) s.t. x ∈ B(p, ω). 13 / 27 Geo- metrically the production functions and la- bor force of (L -LA) define a production- possibility frontier in the usual manner, with the optimal allocation of L -LA between L, and Lw determined by the tangency of this frontier with a price line that has a slope equal to the given P.

Tangency of the utility function with this same price. Downloadable! We introduce two new tools for relating preferences and demand to firm behavior and economic performance.

The "Demand Manifold" links the elasticity and convexity of an arbitrary demand function; the "Utility Manifold" links the elasticity and concavity of an arbitrary utility function. Along the way we present some new families of demand functions; show how the structure of.Journal Articles. Moore, J.

(). On Aggregation and Welfare Analysis. Review of Economic Design, vol. 14 ; Moore, J. (). Walrasian versus Quasi-Competitive Equilibrium and the Core of a Production Economy.Obviously, if a preference relation is represented by a utility function, then it is convex iff the utility function is quasi-concave.

However, the convexity of % does not imply that a utility.