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Preference, Production and Capital

Preference, Production and Capital
Selected Papers of Hirofumi Uzawa


  • Date Published: April 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521361743

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  • This volume contains a selection of Professor Uzawa's important contributions to mathematical economics. Subjects covered by these nineteen essays include consumption, production, equilibrium, capital, growth, planning, international trade, and the theory of social overhead capital. Written in the 1960s and early 1970s, the papers form a basis upon which economic theory has developed over the last twenty years. The collection includes some of Uzawa's classic contributions, such as 'Preference and Rational Choice in the Theory of Consumption' (presented at the First Stanford Symposium), 'Time Preference, the Consumption Function, and Optimum Asset Holdings', 'Neutral Inventions and the Stability of Growth Equilibrium', 'On a Two-Sector Model of Economic Growth', 'Time Preference and the Penrose Effect in a Two-Class Model of Economic Growth', and 'On the Economics of Social Overhead Capital'. The collection will be useful not only in understanding the nature of the development in economic theory today, but also in reflecting upon the direction toward which economic theory will be advancing in the future.

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    • Date Published: April 1989
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521361743
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Preference and Demand:
    1. Preference and rational choice in the theory of consumption
    2. On the integrability of demand functions
    3. Time preference, the consumption function, and optimum asset holdings
    Part II. Duality and Production:
    4. Duality principles in the theory of cost and production
    5. Production functions with constant elasticities of substitution
    6. Neutral inventions and the stability of growth equilibrium
    7. Optimum technical change in an aggregative model of economic growth
    Part III. Concave Programming:
    8. The Kuhn–Tucker theorem in concave programming
    9. Iterative methods for concave programming
    10. Prices of the factors of production in international trade
    Part IV. Equilibrium and Stability:
    11. Walras's existence theorem and Brouwer's fixed-point theorem
    12. On the stability of Edgeworth's barter process
    Part V. Theory of Economic Growth:
    13. On a two-sector model of economic growth, I
    14. On a two-sector model of economic growth, II
    15. Time preference and the Penrose effect in a two-class model of economic growth
    16. On the dynamic stability of economic growth: the neoclassical versus Keynesian approaches
    Part VI. Optimum Growth:
    17. Optimal growth in a two-sector model of capital accumulation
    18. Optimum fiscal policy in an aggregative model of economic growth
    19. On the economics of social overhead capital

  • Author

    Hirofumi Uzawa


    Kenneth J. Arrow

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