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Studies in Economic Theory

Utility Maximization, Choice and Preference

Authors: Aleskerov, Fuad, Monjardet, Bernard

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A classically rational subject is a maximiser: he chooses the best alternative(s) according to some utility function, a paradigm going back to the eighteenth century. One of the ways to overcome its well-known deficiences is to extend it to take into account insenitivity threshold as well as the context of choice. This book gives a systematic overview on the extended utility maximisation theory covering the classic theory, the theory of utility maximisation within a context-free or context-dependent threshold, and the related preference and choice models. The presented models will be helpful to specialists in economics, decision making theory, social choice theory, behavioral and cognitive sciences, and related fields.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Aleskerov, Professor Fuad (et al.)

  • Preference, Utility, and Choice: Classic Models

    Pages 15-50

    Aleskerov, Professor Fuad (et al.)

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

    Pages 51-111

    Aleskerov, Professor Fuad (et al.)

  • Utility Maximization Within a Threshold Depending on Both Compared Alternatives

    Pages 113-138

    Aleskerov, Professor Fuad (et al.)

  • Utility Maximization Within a Context-dependent Threshold

    Pages 139-191

    Aleskerov, Professor Fuad (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Utility Maximization, Choice and Preference
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Economic Theory
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04992-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04992-1
Series ISSN
1431-8849
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 223
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published as Volume 16 in the series: Studies in Economic Theory
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