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Economics - Economic Theory | Mathematical Methods for Economic Theory 2

Mathematical Methods for Economic Theory 2

Moore, James C.

1999, X, 339 p.

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  • About this textbook

This is the second of a two-volume work intended to function as a textbook well as a reference work for economic for graduate students in economics, as scholars who are either working in theory, or who have a strong interest in economic theory. While it is not necessary that a student read the first volume before tackling this one, it may make things easier to have done so. In any case, the student undertaking a serious study of this volume should be familiar with the theories of continuity, convergence and convexity in Euclidean space, and have had a fairly sophisticated semester's work in Linear Algebra. While I have set forth my reasons for writing these volumes in the preface to Volume 1 of this work, it is perhaps in order to repeat that explanation here. I have undertaken this project for three principal reasons. In the first place, I have collected a number of results which are frequently useful in economics, but for which exact statements and proofs are rather difficult to find; for example, a number of results on convex sets and their separation by hyperplanes, some results on correspondences, and some results concerning support functions and their duals. Secondly, while the mathematical top­ ics taken up in these two volumes are generally taught somewhere in the mathematics curriculum, they are never (insofar as I am aware) done in a two-course sequence as they are arranged here.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Connected space - Economic Theory - Mathematical Methods - Mathematics - Mathematik - Wirtschaftstheorie - mathematische Methoden - set

Related subjects » Applications - Economic Theory - Game Theory / Mathematical Methods

Table of contents 

An Introduction to Topology.- Basic Concepts.- Closed Sets and Closures.- Topological Bases.- Continuous Functions.- Metric Spaces.- Complete Metric Spaces.- Nets and Convergence.- Additional Topics in Topology.- Relative and Product Topologies.- Compactness.- Hausdorff and Normal Spaces.- Compact Metric Spaces.- Connected Spaces.- Paracompactness and Partitions of Unity.- Correspondences.- Preliminary Considerations.- Hemi-Continuous Correspondences.- Correspondences Defined by Functions.- Closed Correspondences.- The Domain and Range of Correspondences.- Compositions of Correspondences.- Operations with Correspondences.- Correspondences into Metric Spaces.- Open Correspondences and Open Sections.- Banach Spaces.- Preliminaries.- An Introduction to Banach Spaces.- Bounded Linear Mappings.- Some Fundamental Theorems.- Dual Spaces.- Topological Vector Spaces.- Introduction.- Continuous Functions and Convex Sets.- Separation Theorems.- Equilibrium Models in Hilbert Space.- Locally Convex Spaces.- Correspondences.- Selection and Fixed Point Theorems.- Maximum Theorems.- Sperner`s Lemma and the K-K-M Theorem.- Fixed Point Theorems.- Selection Theorems.- Equilibrium in an 'Abstract Economy'.

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