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* This is the new edition of a popular student textbook. The first edition was well-received. The author has made revisions and additions to enhance the book's usefulness without destroying its distinctive character as a lucid, thorough, and readable text. It gives a broad treatment of optimization methods, building on simple economic theory and elementary linear algebra and calculus, and reinforcing each new mathematical idea by relating it to its economics application.
Readership: Second- and third-year undergraduates on economics courses with a reasonable quantitative content; postgraduate students who need to use mathematically sophisticated treatments at variance with their
Avinash K. Dixit, John J.F. Sherrerd '52 Professor, Princeton University
"'The new edition is completely re-ordered, and the introductory material is now beautifully argued. It now affords a relaxed beginning to concave programming.'
Peter Lambert, The Economic Journal, July 1991"