Mathematics and Economics

THE NEW PALGRAVE DICTIONARY OF ECONOMICS, 2ND EDITION, Steven Durlauf and Lawrence Blume, eds., Palgrave MacMillan, Forthcoming

Posted: 16 Aug 2006

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E. Roy Weintraub

Duke University - Department of Economics

Abstract

The interconnection of mathematics and economics reflects changes in both the mathematics and economics communities over time. The respective histories of these disciplines are intertwined, so that both changes in mathematical knowledge and changing ideas about the nature of mathematical knowledge have effected changes in the methods and concerns of economists.

Keywords: history of economics, formalism, mathematics and economics, mathematical economics

JEL Classification: A12, B00, B40, C00

Suggested Citation

Weintraub, E. Roy, Mathematics and Economics. THE NEW PALGRAVE DICTIONARY OF ECONOMICS, 2ND EDITION, Steven Durlauf and Lawrence Blume, eds., Palgrave MacMillan, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=924221

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