Computable Foundations for Economics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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K. Vela Velupillai is probably the world's leading expert on computable economics.His 2000 book is one of the defining statements in the field, and in addition, he has authored a number of key essays, brought together here for the first time. Velupillai's work touches on the philosophy of science and methodology and these wider themes frequently feature in his ruminations.The essays included here have been revised and updated and, in addition, there are also several new contributions including a key chapter on computability and complexity.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, 2. Computability, Constructivity and Complexity in Economics: An Overview, 3. Rationality, Computability and Complexity, 4. Non-Maximum, Disequilibrium Macrodynamics, 5. Undecidability, Computation Universality and Minimality in Economic Dynamics, 6. Effectivity and Constructivity in Economic Theory, 7. Constructivity, Computability and Computers in Economic Theory: Some Cautionary Notes, 8. Economic Dynamics and Computation - Resurrecting the Icarus Tradition, 9. Perplexed in the Tangled Roots of the Busy Beavers Ways, 10. Rational Expectations Equilibria: A Recursion Theoretic Tutorial

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