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Author Urai, Ken, 1962-

Title Fixed points and economic equilibria / Ken Urai
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 292 pages) : illustrations
Series Series on mathematical economics and game theory ; v. 5
Series on mathematical economics and game theory ; v. 5
Contents 1. Introduction. 1.1. Mathematics is language. 1.2. Notes on some mathematical tools in this book. 1.3. Basic mathematical concepts and definitions -- 2. Fixed-point theorems. 2.1. Classical results and basic extensions. 2.2. Convexity and duality for general spaces. 2.3. Extension of classical results to general spaces -- 3. Nash equilibrium and abstract economy. 3.1. Multi-agent product settings for games. 3.2. Nash equilibrium. 3.3. Abstract economy -- 4. Gale-Nikaido-Debreu's theorem. 4.1. Gale-Nikaido-Debreu's theorem. 4.2. Market equilibria in general vector spaces. 4.3. Demand-supply coincidence in general spaces -- 5. General economic equilibrium. 5.1. General preferences and basic existence theorems. 5.2. Pareto optimal allocations. 5.3. Existence of general equilibrium -- 6. The C̮ech type homology theory and fixed points. 6.1. Basic concepts in algebraic topology. 6.2. Vietoris-Begle mapping and local connectedness. 6.3. Nikaido's analogue of Sperner's lemma. 6.4. Eilenberg-Montgomery's theorem -- 7. Convex structure and fixed-point index. 7.1. Lefschetz's fixed-point theorem and its extensions. 7.2. Cohomology theory for general spaces. 7.3. Dual-system structure and differentiability. 7.4. Linear Approximation for Isolated Fixed Points. 7.5. Indices for compact set of fixed points -- 8. Applications to related topics. 8.1. KKM, KKMS, and core existence. 8.2. Eaves' theorem. 8.3. Fan-Browder's coincidence theorem. 8.4. L-majorized mappings. 8.5. Variational inequality problem. 8.6. Equilibrium with cooperative concepts. 8.7. System of inequalities and affine transformations -- 9. Mathematics and social science. 9.1. Basic concepts in axiomatic set theory. 9.2. Individuals and rationality. 9.3. Society and values -- 10. Concluding discussions. 10.1. Fixed points and economic equilibria. 10.2. Rationality and fixed-point views of the world
Summary This book presents a systematic approach to problems in economic equilibrium based on fixed-point arguments and rigorous set-theoretical (axiomatic) methods. It describes the highest-level research on the classical theme, fixed points and economic equilibria, in the theory of mathematical economics, and also presents basic results in this area, especially in the general equilibrium theory and non-co-operative game theory. The arguments also contain distinguishable developments of the main theme in the homology theory for general topological spaces, in the model theory and mathematical logic, a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-284) and index
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Subject Equilibrium (Economics) -- Mathematical models.
Fixed point theory.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789812837196 (electronic bk.)
9812837191 (electronic bk.)