This
book provides a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical foundations of
economics, from basic set theory to fixed point theorems and constrained
optimization. Rather than simply offer a collection of problemsolving
techniques, the book emphasizes the unifying mathematical principles that
underlie economics. Features include an extended presentation of separation
theorems and their applications, an account of constraint qualification in
constrained optimization, and an introduction to monotone comparative statics.
These topics are developed by way of more than 800 exercises. The book is
designed to be used as a graduate text, a resource for selfstudy, and a
reference for the professional economist.
October 2001
ISBN 9780262531924 (Paper) 9780262032896 (Cloth)
8 x 9, 365 pp.
About the author
Michael Carter received his PhD in economics from Stanford University in
1980. He has taught economics and game theory in New Zealand, as well as
at various universities in Asia, Europe and North America.
