Utility Maximization, Choice and Preference

Authors: Aleskerov, Fuad, Bouyssou, Denis, Monjardet, Bernard

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About this book

The utility maximization paradigm forms the basis of many economic, psychological, cognitive and behavioral models. Since it was first devised in the eighteenth century, numerous examples have revealed the deficiencies of the concept. This book makes a contribution to overcome those deficiencies by taking into account insensitivity of measurement threshold and context of choice. It covers classic theory as a special, context-free case and gives a systematic overview of new models of utility maximization within a context-dependent threshold as well as related preference and choice models. The second edition has been updated to include the most recent developments and a new chapter on classic and new results for infinite sets. The presented models will be helpful to scientists in economics, decision making theory, social choice theory, behavioral and cognitive sciences, and related fields.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"The book provides an excellent account of many aspects of the theory of preference, utility, and choice, in particular in the finite case. It provides valuable information for researchers as well as a sound basis for a graduate course … ." (Douglas S. Bridges, Siam Review, Vol. 50 (3), 2008)


Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Utility Maximization Within a Constant Threshold or a Threshold Depending on One Alternative

    Pages 53-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Utility Maximization, Choice and Preference
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-34183-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-34183-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-34182-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44734-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 283
Additional Information
Originally published as Volume 16 in the series: Studies in Economic Theory
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