Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems

New Insights into the Theory of Giffen Goods

Editors: Heijman, W.J.M., van Mouche, Pierre (Eds.)

  • Latest insights into the theory of Giffen Goods
  • Contributions by the leading experts in the field
  • A new view on optimization methods in micro-economics
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One might expect that after their identification in the 19th century, all aspects of Giffen goods would have been studied by now. This appears not to be the case. This book contains the latest insights into the theory of Giffen goods. In the past, surprisingly few goods could be categorized as “Giffen.” This may be because of a lack of understanding of the character of these goods. Therefore, the theories explained in this book may also produce a solid basis for further empirical research in the field. Experts throughout the world have contributed to this book, which predominantly pursues a mathematically rigorous approach. It may be used by researchers in the field of fundamental economics and in graduate-level courses in advanced microeconomics.

About the authors

Wim Heijman (1953) received MSc degrees respectively in Economics and Human Geography from Tilburg University and the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He received his PhD degree from Wageningen University. In 2000 he was appointed Professor of Regional Economics at the latter university. He is also teaching micro- and macro subjects in undergraduate and graduate courses. Pierre von Mouche (1959) studied theoretical physics and mathematics at the University of Nijmegen. He received his PhD from the University of Utrecht under the supervision of Hans Duistermaat. Since 1989 he helds a position in economics at Wageningen University. His scientific interest concerns in particular mathematical economics.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Heijman, Wim (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Notes on Some Theories of Giffen Behaviour

    Haagsma, Rein

    Pages 5-19

  • Exact and Useful Optimization Methods for Microeconomics

    Balder, Erik J.

    Pages 21-38

  • On the Definitions of Giffen and Inferior Goods

    Mouche, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Giffen Behaviour and Strong Asymmetric Gross Substitutability

    Jaegher, Kris

    Pages 53-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Insights into the Theory of Giffen Goods
Editors
  • W.J.M. Heijman
  • Pierre van Mouche
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
Series Volume
655
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21777-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21777-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-21776-0
Series ISSN
0075-8442
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 171
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations
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