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Description - William Jaffe's Essays on Walras by Donald A. Walker

In this book Dr Walker brings together Dr William Jaffe's essays on the important and interesting work of Leon Walras, the founder of general equilibrium analysis. The essays were selected on the basis of their importance to the Walrasian literature, in that they provide information on Walras's intellectual biography with which we would otherwise be unfamiliar or they make a contribution to the interpretation and analysis of his ideas. One of Jaffe's main interests was to explain the genesis of Walras's work, which he did by examining Walras's biography. The biographical materials presented in the essays deal with the social and economic milieu in which Walras lived and worked, his father's influence on him, and his intellectual history. Using a wide variety of sources, Jaffe pieced together an account of these matters in the belief that biography is essential for understanding the origins and development of a scientist's work. Jaffe also dealt with many special topics in Walras's economics, including his theory of tatonnement, and his exposition of equilibrium conditions in a system of interrelated markets. Jaffe corrected what he regarded as errors of interpretation of Walras by other writers, evaluated Walras's contributions, and indicated his significance for modern economics. The essays are informative, illuminating, and - as a result of Jaffe's scholarly and literary craftsmanship - aesthetically satisfying.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521251426
ISBN-10: 0521251427
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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