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Title: Mathematical needs and economic interpretations
Authors: Durán, Miguel Ángel
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: This paper aims at showing that the disconnection between formal structures and theoretical content in economic model building could lead to undesirable consequences. In this sense, linking formal and verbal contents by means of coherent and relevant interpretations is worth the effort. For it is a relatively simple way of helping to improve the usefulness of mathematical economic theorization. By way of illustration of these ideas, the paper discusses the interpretation which Arrow and Debreu themselves put on the inclusion of free goods in their proof of existence of a general equilibrium.
Publisher: Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica
Series/Report no.: The Papers;05/07
Keywords: Economic methodology
Existence
General equilibrium theory
Interpretation
Mathematical economics
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31468
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Durán, M.A. Mathematical needs and economic interpretations. Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica (2005). (The Papers; 05/07). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/31468]
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