Sraffa's Mathematical Economics - A Constructive Interpretation

Velupillai, Kumaraswamy (2007) Sraffa's Mathematical Economics - A Constructive Interpretation. UNSPECIFIED.

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    The claim in this paper is that Sraffa employed a rigorous logic of mathematical reasoning in his book, Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities (PCC), in such a way that the existence proofs were constructive. This is the kind of mathematics that was prevalent at the beginning of the 19th century, which was dominated by the concrete, the constructive and the algorithmic. It is, therefore, completely consistent with the economics of the 19th century, which was the fulcrum around which the economics of PCC was conceived.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Economics
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA152 Algebra
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > Q360 Information Theory
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Existence Proofs, Constructive Mathematics, Algorithmic Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, Standard System.
    Additional Information: Pubblicazione registrata presso il Tribunale di Trento.
    Report Number: 2
    Repository staff approval on: 20 Nov 2007

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